Garage

Song Sheet
c.1926 (published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Song-sheet for 'Garage', with a cover design of large irregular sized lettering of the title above a bar of music in blue with five black notes/dots below. Text below of authors and publishers. Line-block and lithography. One of an edition of five hundred.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Line-block and lithographic print
Brief Description
Song-sheet for 'Garage', by E. L. T. Mesens and Philip Soupalt, with a cover design of large irregular sized lettering of the title above a bar of music. Line-block and lithographic print. One of an edition of five hundred. Designed by Marcel-Louis Baugniet after an original design by Man Ray. Printed by J. De Vleeschouwer. Published by Editions Music, Brussels, c.1921.
Physical Description
Song-sheet for 'Garage', with a cover design of large irregular sized lettering of the title above a bar of music in blue with five black notes/dots below. Text below of authors and publishers. Line-block and lithography. One of an edition of five hundred.
Dimensions
  • Height: 31.3cm
  • Width: 31.5cm
Object history
Garage is a Philippe Soupault poem set to music by E. L. T. Mesens for which Ray was asked to design a cover. Such knowing, cross-media confections which are at one remove from the realm of commercial production were common in the early twentieth century.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Collection
Accession Number
E.325-1984

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