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Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks)

Marcel Duchamp, 1935
Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks), Marcel Duchamp
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Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks) is a Lithography Print created by Marcel Duchamp in 1935. It lives at the MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York. The image is © Estate of Marcel Duchamp / ARS, New York / ADAGP, Paris, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Shaped Canvas. Source

One of six plates designed by Marcel Duchamp for his Rotary Demisphere, a spinning device that creates optical illusions.

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The Writings Of Marcel Duchamp, Recommended Reading

For an infamous art-trickster, Marcel Duchamp wrote seriously about the nature of art and artists as 'mediumistic beings navigating a labyrinth beyond time and space.' Very worth a read.

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