Modern and Contemporary Art
John R. Covert, American, 1882 - 1960
Oil on cardboard
1950-134-509The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
LabelA founding member and the first secretary of the Society of Independent Artists, Covert was Walter Arensberg's first cousin and a frequent chess partner of Duchamp. While this still life composition seems rather traditional in format, its enigmatic title and thumbprint signature bespeak the artist's Dada sensibility.
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