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OBPCThis groundbreaking exhibition casts new light upon Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), one of the most influential artists of the recent past. This show demonstrates that Duchamp harnessed the power of portraiture and self-portraiture both to secure his reputation as an iconoclast and to establish himself as a major figure in the artworld. In the process, he played a key role in the reinvention of portraiture, exerting a transformative influence from the early 20th century to the present. The exhibition showcases approximately 100 never-before-assembled portraits and self-portraits of Duchamp ranging from 1912 to the present, including works by his contemporaries Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia and Florine Stettheimer as well as portraits by a more recent generation of artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Sturtevant, Yasumasa Morimura, David Hammons, Beatrice Wood and Douglas Gordon. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue published by MIT Press, featuring new research by leading scholars and a detailed chronology of Duchamp's life. Co-curators for the exhibition are Anne Collins Goodyear, assistant curator of prints and drawings, and James W. McManus, professor of art history, California State University Chico.

Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture
Kuratoren: Anne Collins Goodyear, James W. McManus

Künstler: Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia, Florine Stettheimer, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Elaine Sturtevant, Yasumasa Morimura, David Hammons, Beatrice Wood, Douglas Gordon...