Johannes Theodor Baargeld - Blank Journal
Johannes Theodor Baargeld AKA Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Grünwald AKA Zendtrodada (1892-1927) cofounded the Cologne Dada group. He was an artist, a writer, publisher and pioneer of the Dada movement. He was a member of the Independent Socialist Party Of Germany, a short lived political party in Germany during the German Empire and the Weimer Republic. Established in 1917 as a result of a split of anti-war members of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Before establishing Dada, Baargeld had been the patron of a leftist periodical, Der Ventilator. The journal was the political and artistic means through which the would-be members of Dada published satirical works.