Bouche-évier (Sink Stopper)

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968

Date:
1967 cast of 1964 lead original

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
3/8 x 2 1/2 inches (1 x 6.4 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department:
Modern Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1981-85-5

Credit Line:
Gift of Carl Steele, 1981

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While secretly working "underground" on his final masterpiece, Étant donnés, Duchamp claimed that he had given up art for chess. Mysterious objects nevertheless emerged, hinting that the artist was indeed at work on another project. This enigmatic molded item in bronze alludes to human anatomy and offers insight into the working process involved in the making of Étant donnés.