Arch Conspirators

John Sloan American
Sitter Charles Frederick Ellis American
Sitter Marcel Duchamp American, born France

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A mid-winter party on the roof of the Washington Square Arch. Depicted from left are Charles Frederick Ellis, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude S. Drick, Allen Russell Mann, Betty Turner, and John Sloan. According to Sloan, that evening a document was drawn up to establish the secession of Greenwich Village from the United States and claiming protection of President Wilson as one of the small nations. Sloan also notes, the door to the Arch stairway remained locked following this incident, see: Morse 1969, p. 209.

Arch Conspirators, John Sloan (American, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 1871–1951 Hanover, New Hampshire), Etching

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