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Bicycle Wheel 1913

On 1913 in Paris Marcel Duchamp decided to create one of his first “ready made” by assembling an old bicycle wheel on top of a kitchen stool. Duchamp himself said that indifference towards this mass-produced industrial objects guided him to picked them. But the Bicycle wheel had something special, that the other ready-mades did not have. The movement of the wheel produced him a retinal pleasure: “I enjoyed looking at it, just as I enjoy looking at the flames dancing in a fireplace.

About this series

Introducing: Art of the 20th century series. In this series we’ll go over the key figures of the art of the past century. The series includes:

– Curators

– Artists

– Museums

– Performances

– Environments

 

 

 

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