November 13, 2007 – February 17, 2008
Assembled between 1935-41, Boîte-en-valise is a "traveling museum" of 69 works by Duchamp that includes Fountain, Large Glass, Broyeuse de chocolat, Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy, Tu m', Paris Air, Pliant de voyage, 3 Stoppages Etalon, Bride, Comb, and others. Duchamp said he wanted "to reproduce the paintings and the objects [he] liked and collect them in a space as small as possible." However, the traveling museum of miniature reproductions is not as simple as the artist would have us at first believe. Juxtaposing two versions of Boîte-en-valise, this exhibition investigates the complexity of Duchamp's thinking and reflects upon the notions of authenticity and uniqueness in the work of art.
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