Modern and Contemporary Art
Bouche-évier (Sink Stopper)
1967 cast of 1964 lead original
Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968
Currently not on view
1981-85-5Gift of Carl Steele, 1981
LabelWhile 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.