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Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914?

Society of American Fakirs

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume

Summary: Archives of American Art has only two issues: 1908 (Der lustige fakirs seventeenth annual soul kiss) and 1909 (The black hand fakirs eighteenth annual assault). Dates based on the years the Society held its annual exhibition, see: Parodies of the American masters : rediscovering the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Society of American Fakirs was a group formed out of the Art Students League of young artists dedicated to parodying the works of their teachers and other established artists. From 1891 to 1914 they produced an exhibit of comedic fakes based on works exhibited in the annual Society of American Artists/National Academy of Design exhibition.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

One of the two issues (the seventeenth annual) has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914?. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.