---Walter Benjamin recognized the importance of Dada when he wrote in 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' that when authenticity ceases to be an important part of making art, "the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual it begins to be based on another practice, politics." ---Image:http://www.johnvalentino.com/Teaching/Art190/Projects/190Proj2/Dada.html

ABCD Self-portrait (deliberately random assemblage of newspaper clips and cutout letters) by Raoul Hausmann, 1923 Dadaism

Stirring Up a Storm - Joe Webb Art

Joe Webb, Stirring Up A Storm, Original Collage Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Credit: Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Stiftung, Sprengel Museum, Hannover 47.15 Pine Trees C.26, 1946-47.

Kurt Schwitters collages – in pictures

Schwitters in Britain Artist Kurt Schwitters Artwork Pine Trees Dimensions 28 x 35