Objet-dard (Dart-object)

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

Date:
1962 cast of 1951 copper-electroplated plaster original

Medium:
Bronze with inlaid lead rib

Dimensions:
2 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (7.3 x 24.1 x 13 cm)

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

Curatorial Department:
Modern Art

* Gallery 182, Modern and Contemporary Art, first floor (d’Harnoncourt Gallery)

Accession Number:
1981-87-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Arne Ekstrom, 1981

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Label:
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.


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