Catalogue of the Society of American Fakirs

Collection ID:
Society of American Fakirs
Physical Description:
1 Volume
17-25 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
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.

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

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
New York : [s.n.], 1891-1914?

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Parody in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of American Fakirs -- Exhibitions Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001