Marcel Duchamp at the Guggenheim Collection
Marcel Duchamp at the Guggenheim Collection. Marcel Duchamp will be the star of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s exhibition programme with a monographic exhibition that will close the year on a high note from 14 October 2023 to 18 March 2024.
A tribute to Duchamp, one of the most influential and eclectic artists of the 20th century as well as friend and advisor of the American patron Peggy Guggenheim, organised around Boîte-en-valise, a masterpiece now part of the Venetian museum. In addition to this, there were also important loans from prestigious Italian and American museums and various private collections.
Throughout his oeuvre, Duchamp challenged the traditional hierarchy between original and copy. By replicating his work in different media with varying dimensions and in limited editions, Duchamp radically redefined what constitutes a work of art and, by extension, the identity of the artist himself.
The centrepiece of the exhibition Marcel Duchamp at the Guggenheim Collection is Box in a Suitcase (1935-41), a masterpiece now part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a portable museum containing 69 replicas and miniature reproductions of Duchamp’s work, which the American patron acquired from the artist in 1941. The exhibition presents important loans from prestigious Italian and American museums as well as from various private collections, including some 30 works from a private Venetian collection.
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