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Marcel Duchamp, Porte-bouteilles, 1959, Courtesy The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, © Succession Marcel Duchamp/Adagp Paris-2016


Galerie Ropac - Paris Marais

Marcel Duchamp

Opening Oct 20, 2016 at 06:30 pm
Start date Oct 14, 2016
End date Jan 14, 2017

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce an exhibition in the Paris Marais gallery featuring the most important sculpture by Marcel Duchamp to be on the market for many years. The Porte-bouteilles (Bottle Rack), dated 1959, is considered one of the most influential sculptures from the 20 century. The exhibition, October 2016 – January 14, 2017, is curated around this seminal work, a year which also commemorates the 100 anniversary of the term readymade, that Duchamp first coined in 1916 in a letter to his sister Suzanne. The exhibition features Duchamp’s Porte-bouteilles from 1959, the year Robert Rauschenberg bought it ('Art and the Found Object', Time-Life Building, New York) for his personal collection – where it remained until it was passed on to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has been chosen by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to place the sculpture in a public institution allowing for ongoing public viewing and scholarship. Together with the Porte-bouteilles the exhibition will show a selection of drawings by Marcel Duchamp as well as other works that relate directly to the object. A fully illustrated catalog of the exhibition will be published with newly commissioned texts by Cecile Debray, curator at the Musée national d’art moderne/Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Paul B. Franklin, specialist on Marcel Duchamp and editor in chief of Étant donné Marcel Duchamp. English/French, 88 pages, 21 x 28 cm, October 2016 ISBN 978-2-910055-74-5

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