Playboy : a portfolio of art and satire

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.playboy
Dates:
1919-1924
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 Volumes
ill. plates, ports
30 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Complete bound run [v.1-9, 1919-1924]. Contains many original hand-pulled woodcuts and linocuts. Among the many contributing artists are George Biddle, Jerome Blum, James Chapin, Adolf Dehn, William Gropper, Alfred Maurer, Boardman Robinson, John Storrs, F. Vollaton, Max Weber, and Marguerite and William Zorach. Ezra Pound, Dorothy Parker, and Robert C. Benchley are among the many well known literary contributors.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art periodical, New York, N.Y, devoted to the exposition of contemporary literary and artistic expression. Playboy ran from January 1919 to June 1924. Publication was suspended from July 1921 to February 1923. Nos. 4-5 issued in one number. Issue for 1st quarter 1923 called v. 2, no. 1 but would be no. 8 in whole numbering sequence.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Vol. 2, No. 1 (1923): 35mm microfilm reel 3097 is available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
One issue (v.2, no.1, 1923) donated 1981 by Irving Burton, an art collector and member of the Archives' Board of Trustees. A complete bound run donated by Mildred Baker, 1993. Baker, in addition to being an assistant to Holger Cahill, who served as director on the Federal Art Project and organizer of several art exhibitions in New York in the 1930s, also worked for the College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street.

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
New York : Egmont Arens, 1919-1924.

General
General
"A portfolio of art and satire."

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Playboy (New York, N.Y.) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazine illustration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art publishing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropper, William, 1897-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapin, James, 1887-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arens, Egmont, 1889-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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