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This is a visual poem by the Mexican draftsman Marius de Zayas, in collaboration with the United States writer Agnes Ernst Meyer. Based on a poem by Meyer, De Zayas produced this “psycho-type” whose belated translation into Spanish was written by Jaime Moreno Villarreal. The original edition appeared in the New York avant-garde magazine 291, no. 2, April 1915. The title of the publication is a reference (number in the street) to the address in New York City, where the gallery established by the photographer Alfred Stieglitz, was located.
This is a poem inherited from the calligrams by Guillaume Apollinaire, whom De Zayas knew personally and with whom he exchanged visual poems for publication. There is an understanding that the typography and graphic representation are assumed to be psychic states, thus their name of “psycho-types.” Indeed, this very poem started the dialogue with European Dadaism. The collage, with the inclusion of ink drawings—which served as the matrix for its publication,—is part of the collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.