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The Blind Man

Wood with Marcel Duchamp and Henri-Pierre Roché created The Blind Man, a magazine that was one of the earliest manifestations of the Dada art movement. The first publication was intended to defend the Duchamp’s ready-made urinal titled The Fountain that he submitted under the name R. Mutt to the First Exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in April 1917.  In support of the piece, Wood wrote the oft-quoted statement, “As for plumbing, that is absurd. The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges.”

A stick figure in silhouette thumbing his nose at the (art) world, Wood created the Blind Man graphic for the cover of the magazine and later used it for the 1917 Blind Man's Ball poster.