Duchamp fountain

Discover the intriguing story behind Duchamp's Fountain and its impact on the art world. Dive into the controversy surrounding this iconic piece and explore its artistic significance.
Marcel Duchamp Fountain (1917)  One of the first, most famous and influential pieces of Conceptual Art, Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain was lost shortly after it was first submitted (and then rejected) by the Society of Independent Artists. The work - a urinal signed “R. Mutt 1917” - is famed because of its photograph, rather than through its inclusion in any exhibition. The work was later replicated several times by Duchamp for show, but the original has only ever been seen through its photograph. Dada Art, Arte Dada, Tristan Tzara, Edward Weston, Chef D Oeuvre, Oeuvre D'art, Marcel Duchamp Art, Duchamp Fountain, Paintings

It is strange to think that some the most important works of art from the past 100 years have been lost, erased, destroyed, stolen, censored, or allowed to rot, and can now no longer be seen. The Gallery of Lost Art is a virtual exhibition that reconstructs the stories behind the disappearances of some of the world’s best known and influential works of art. It’s the biggest virtual exhibition of its kind, and is curated by Jennifer Mundy, and is produced by the Tate in association with…

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