THE ART NEWSPAPER | Anny Shaw:
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp coined the term “readymade”, referring to his Porte-bouteilles or Bottle Rack (first conceived in 1914)—a metal tower with prongs often used in France to dry wine bottles.
Now, the Austrian dealer Thaddaeus Ropac is to sell a unique version of the sculpture, created in 1959, on behalf of the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York. It will be at the heart of an exhibition opening on 20 October (until 14 January 2017) at Ropac’s Paris gallery to mark the centenary of the readymade… Read more
Image: Marcel Duchamp, Porte-bouteilles, 1959 (after 1914 original), signed 1960. Courtesy of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ ADAGP, Paris, 2016. Photo: Glenn Steigelman