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The Cover
November 28, 2007

Room in New York

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The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(20):2347. doi:10.1001/jama.298.20.2347

Everything in the tiny, high-ceilinged room speaks heaviness: the round pedestal table, the red upholstered chair, the black upright piano, the paneled oak door, the window ledge across the bottom and column at the left, the mood that hangs between its inhabitants. Sitting just feet apart they are worlds away, walled in separate silences. There is no need to look for a signature on the canvas: the quintessential Room in New York (cover ), painted in 1932 from a motif he had first used in a magazine illustration some 20 years earlier, is the artist's signature.

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