Collection: Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp, born in 1887 in Blainville-Crevon, France, was a visionary artist who made significant contributions to 20th-century art. As a leading figure of the Dada and Surrealist movements, Duchamp challenged traditional notions of art and questioned the role of the artist. Duchamp is best known for his concept of "readymades," ordinary objects transformed into art by the mere act of selection and presentation. His most notorious readymade, "Fountain," a urinal signed with the pseudonym "R. Mutt," shocked the art world and redefined the boundaries of artistic creation. Alongside his readymades, Duchamp's complex and enigmatic works, such as "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" (also known as "The Large Glass"), showcased his intellectual depth and interest in mathematics and philosophy. Duchamp's ideas and radical approach to art continue to influence subsequent generations of artists, fostering a spirit of conceptual and unconventional art practices. His legacy as a provocateur and innovator remains indelible, forever challenging the established norms of the art world. Duchamp passed away in 1968, leaving behind a legacy of artistic revolution.