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DESCRIPTION: Grouping of items relating to the potter Beatrice Wood (California, 1893-1998). Includes: 1) Two black and white photographs of Wood celebrating with a cake, one with Walter Conrad Arensberg and his wife Louise. 8" x 10". 2) Pinching Spaniards by Beatrice Wood. Signed by the author to Walter's son Conrad M. Arensberg. 3) Intimate Appeal The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood exhibition catalog. 4) Beatrice Wood Retrospective exhibition catalog. 5) I Shock Myself The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood. 6) Beatrice Wood A Centennial Tribute exhibition catalog. 7) Grouping of copied materials on Wood. Beatrice Wood was a noted artist and potter and a strong personality in the New York Avant Garde movement. She was friends with early Dadaists Man Ray, Isadora Duncan, Francis Picabia, Charles Sheeler, Edgard Varese, Mina Loy and Walter and Louis Arensberg (who are pictured in one of the photographs in this lot). She was closest to Marcel Duchamp and his friend Henri-Pierre Roche and founded Blind Man magazine with them, one of the earliest manifestations of the Dada movement in New York. Because of these associations, she was dubbed the "Mama of Dada". Wood died at the age of 105 in Ojai, California on March 12, 1998. MEASUREMENTS: Various. CONDITION: Photographs with overall toning. Books with minor wear.

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2 Photographs & Books of Potter Beatrice Wood

Estimate $100 - $150Nov 26, 2017