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Induction Valve (Soupape d'admission)

Soupape d'admission
by Francis PICABIA

This mecanomorphic painting is part of a series of works executed in New York in 1917 around the time when Picabia, Duchamp, Man Ray and other American artists were creating imaginary enigmatic machines out of derision toward the mechanical spirit of modern American civilization and the machine mentality promoted by the Italian futurists.

50 x 33 cm.
Gouache over an engineering blueprint.
Private collection.