Marcel Duchamp. Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy?. 1964 (replica of 1921 original)

Marcel Duchamp Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy? 1964 (replica of 1921 original)

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Rose Sélavy figures allusively in this "semi-Readymade," which consists of a small metal cage containing marble cubes and a thermometer. Duchamp explained that the thermometer was to register the coldness of the marble cubes since it is the cold that causes sneezes.

Gallery label from Dada, June 18–September 11, 2006.
Painted metal birdcage containing marble blocks, thermometer, and piece of cuttlebone
4 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/8" (12.3 x 22.1 x 16 cm)
Gift of Galleria Schwarz
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© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
Painting and Sculpture

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