Lot 374: JOHN SLOAN Arch Conspirators.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Etching, 1917. 110x153 mm; 4 1/2x6 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Edition of 100. Signed, titled and inscribed "100 proofs" in pencil, lower margin. A very good, richly-inked impression.
Artists celebrating on top of the Washington Square Arch to establish the "secession of Greenwich Village from the United States," including Marcel Duchamp (standing), the actor Charles Ellis (far left, seated), the poet Gertrude Drick (left-center) and Sloan himself (at the far right, in profile). Morse 183.