Suzanne Duchamp. Solitude-Funnel. 1921

Suzanne Duchamp Solitude-Funnel 1921

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 508 The David Geffen Wing

Black lines radiating outward from the round form at the painting’s center resemble the spokes of a bicycle wheel, like the one also on view in this gallery that so fascinated the artist’s brother Marcel Duchamp. Circles—some hand-painted, others cut from printed silver paper—evoke a flickering motion. This work’s ambiguous title, which brings together the nouns “solitude” and “funnel,” suggests a mechanical counterpart to a psychological state.

Gallery label from 2019
Oil, enamel, cut-and-pasted papers, ink, and pencil on canvas
40 3/8 x 33 1/16" (102.5 x 84 cm)
Gift of Joan H. Tisch (by exchange)
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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