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"The Dada Painters and Poets," edited by Robert Motherwell, the eighth volume in the Documents of Modern Art series published by Wittenborn, Schultz. The cover design is by Paul Rand.
NOVEMBER 1951

The Dada Painters and Poets is published in the Documents of Modern Art series, after seven years of research by Motherwell. The book is immediately heralded as an art-historical landmark and will exert a strong influence on the art of the following decades. The book is the final volume of the Documents of Modern Art series that Motherwell works on.

Cy Twombly’s first exhibition is held at the Seven Stairs Gallery and Bookstore in Chicago (November 2-30). Motherwell writes the catalogue essay for the show, stating, “I believe Cy Twombly is the most accomplished young painter whose work I happen to have encountered.”