Fountain


2d: Marcel Duchamp | 3d: Paula Dix

What called my attention to Duchamp was the way he works the ideas and not just the image or shape; he actually play with ideas, mixing the plastic and the literary, making a very rich way of doing art that, even if not exactly popular, has many many followers and fans out there.

In 1917 Duchamp was called to be a judge on a museum art contest. He quickly created Fountain and entered it on the constest. Doing the judge work, he waited for it to appear, but that never happened... later he found his piece trewed around on a back space on the museum... clearly dismissed as not being “art”. So here is it! Don't throw it away, donĀ“t pee on it, even metaphorically!

 

Cite: Primtings Museum. "Fountain". Accessed online June 22, 2017 11:56:23 +00:00UTC. <http://primtings.com/db/go/8>
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