Portrait of Marcel Duchamp

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Portrait of Marcel Duchamp by Baroness Freytag-Lohringhoven Photograph by Charles Sheeler as published in The Little Review: Quarterly Journal of Art and Letters Vol. 9, No. 2 (Winter 1922)

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp is a circa 1920–1922 work of art by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.[1] It is an example of found object art, in reference to Marcel Duchamp who created various ready-made pieces beginning in 1913.[2]

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp is an amalgamation of broken wine glasses, assorted feathers, tree twigs, and other unidentifiable objects. The portrait in form resembles that of a bird with a long, curious neck. Commanding attention, it casts an equally stimulating shadow.


  1. ^ Irene Gammel, Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity—A Cultural Biography, MIT Press, 2003, pp. 466, 490, ISBN 026257215X
  2. ^ Atkins, Robert: Artspeak, 1990, Abbeville Press, ISBN 1-55859-010-2
  • Tomkins, Calvin: Duchamp: A Biography, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1996. ISBN 0-8050-5789-7

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