Thursday, 1 September 2016

Marcel Duchamp's 'Bicycle Wheel' - 1913

“The Dada movement is not the voluntary work of individuals, it is the fatal product
of a state of affairs.” – Alabert Gleizes ‘The Dada Case’, Paris 1920

Photo: ‘Bicycle Wheel’ (1951), metal wheel mounted on painted wood stool, is the first of Duchamp’s ‘readymades’ – size: 129.5 x 63.5 x 41.9 cm - The original version of 1913 and the version of 1916-17 in NY were lost.

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