c. 1922

Résonateur (Resonator), c. 1922

Picabia played a pivotal role in modern art as a Dada provocateur in the avant-garde circles of Paris, New York, and Barcelona in the 1910s and ’20s. His sardonic mechanical portraits steeped in sexual innuendo portray man as a dysfunctional machine with loose gears and missing parts. In Résonateur—one of Picabia’s most characteristic Dada works—rudimentary […]