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Marcel Duchamp, Subscription Bonus for the Monte Carlo Roulette

Man Ray1924

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
Curitiba, Brazil

Interested in winning the game, or rather, testing a study of the laws of probability and chance, Marcel Duchamp decided to launch himself into roulette; however, he needed some money. He borrowed $ 600 from friends and in return gave them a $ 20 bonus, in which a photo of his face and soapy head, taken by Man Ray, was attached. The work reveals the mix of seriousness and the mockery of Duchamp's spirit.

Details

  • Title: Marcel Duchamp, Subscription Bonus for the Monte Carlo Roulette
  • Creator: Man Ray
  • Date: 1924
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 5 ( x 2)
  • Rights: © Man Ray 2015 Trust
  • Medium: Vintage gelatin-silver prints, original contacts

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