31 Dec '15, 5pm

Why Duchamp's "virtual museum" was a #2015highlight:

‘My highlight of 2015’ — Boîte-en-valise by Marcel Duchamp Impressionist & Modern Art specialist Alexander Berggruen selects Duchamp’s ‘virtual museum’ in a suitcase as his highlight of 2015 INDEX My highlight of 2015 — the list in full Read more This Boîte-en-valise by Marcel Duchamp is the perfect union of innovative conceptual thought and meticulous technical execution. What we see here is a virtual museum in portable miniature — 69 reproductions of Duchamp’s own career-crowning works elegantly arranged in a hand-carried suitcase. Duchamp created each of these reproductions with the same hard-to-find inks and paper supports he had used for the originals. In fact, he had to sneakily export these rare materials from Marseille to New York, where he produced the series under the guise of a traveling cheese purveyor! This particular example dates from Duchamp’s Series A prod...

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