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Hydro Cell

John R. Covert, American, 1882 - 1960

Date:
1918

Medium:
Oil on cardboard

Dimensions:
24 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches (61.6 x 67.3 cm)

Copyright:
Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Modern Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1950-134-509

Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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Label:
A 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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