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Richard Canard mail art to John Evans, 2008 September 18, from the John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012

Richard Canard mail art to John Evans, 2008 September 18

Canard, Richard

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Title: Richard Canard mail art to John Evans

Date: 2008 September 18

Physical Details: 1 mail art : various media ; 13 x 17 cm

Description: Mail art sent from Richard Canard using return address as 409 S. Emerald Street, Carbondale, Illusion (Illinois), to Mister John Evans, New York, N.Y. postmarked September 22, 2008.

Mail art is constructed of cut out from cereal carton. On verso, an image of a duck, drawn and painted, with the inscription (handwritten): L.H.O.O.Q.U.A.C.K.; The origins of all that "canard" business can be found in the Ursuline Ducks Archives of the Mail Artist John Evans; 18.09.08.

The images and text reference L.H.O.O.Q by Marcel Duchamp, as well as Richard Canard's name- Canard is the French word for duck.

Creator: Canard, Richard

Forms part of: John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Richard Canard mail art to John Evans, 2008 September 18. John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 18604