Fountain by Marcel Duchamp

1917-1964

By La Galleria Nazionale

Fountain (1917 - 1964) by Marcel DuchampLa Galleria Nazionale

Fountain is a ready-made work of art created by Marcel Duchamp in 1917. 


It consists of a common urinal signed “R. Mutt” and is considered the most influential and perhaps one of the most controversial works of art of the twentieth century.

Even today it is considered a great provocation on the role of art and the artist. 

The first model was never exhibited to the public and was subsequently lost– the object was then probably thrown in the trash. 

Duchamp authorized the production of various replicas and since 1964 there are a dozen examples of the artwork kept in some of the most important museums in the world.

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