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Is this art? Marcel Duchamp, born today in 1887, challenged the definition of art itself. Bicycle Wheel, created in 1913, was Duchamp’s first Readymade, a term he created for a common object that has been slightly altered. By simply selecting prefabricated items and calling them art, Duchamp subverted notions of the artist’s craft and the viewer’s experience. What do you think of Bicycle Wheel?

[Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. New York, 1951 (third version, after lost original of 1913). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp]

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Alice Cooper,
I’m Eighteen
Basile Pesso-BCN © September 2 013
My Blip / My web magazine : Yes We Are with Frances Berry as The Side Look of a Barcelonese #160
…and thanks a lot to Patricia Pereira at Photographers of Colour to have added her selection to the other one for Under the Big White Star…!

“Colors for a Large Wall”

1951

Oil on canvas, sixty-four panels

94.5 x 94.5 in (240 x 240 cm)

MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly

“Kelly arranged the sixty–four square panels of the grid in an arbitrary sequence, likening his method to the "the work of a bricklayer.” Using squares of commercial colored paper left over from a previous series of collages, he first made a study for Colors for a Large Wall. Then he precisely matched the hues of the papers with oil paint, and arranged the final, full–size panels in strict adherence to the paper study.“