Mechanical Head/Spirit of our time
Raoul Hauseman, 1919
Dedicated to the long-time promoters of sterile and soul-less art on the elitist London modern art scene, bowing only to the Arts Council, Minister and Queen.)
Raoul Hausmann (Austrian, 1886-1971), Mechanical Head [or, The Spirit of Our Time], 1919, assemblage: the head of a mannequin in wood, with diverse objects attached to it (including a leather pocketbook, a collapsing aluminum cup, brass and cardboard labels, part of a telescope, a pipe, white cardboard with the figure 22, a part of a dressmaker’s measure, a watch gear-wheel, a printing roller), 12 5/8 x 9 inches (32.5 x 21 x 20 cm), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Untitled. Photo montage on Litho print.