ModernStarts: Things

Nov 18, 1999–Mar 14, 2000


Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. New York, 1951 (third version, after lost original of 1913). Metal wheel mounted on painted wood stool, 51 × 25 × 16 1/2ʺ (129.5 × 63.5 × 41.9 cm). The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

ModernStarts: Things will explore the presentation and representation of ordinary objects, including still-life paintings, collages, constructed sculptures, prints, posters, furniture and design objects, and architectural fragments, in often unexpected juxtapositions. The transformation of changing pictorial conventions and notions of artistic originality in the early modern period underlie the various themes of this exhibition.


  • ModernStarts: People Places Things Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 360 pages
  • Things Out of print, 14 pages
  • Press release 7 pages


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