Miami Art Museum Opens Focus Marcel Duchamp

The Miami Art Museum presents Focus: Marcel Duchamp an exhibition on view November 17, 2011 – March 18, 2012.


De ou par Marcel Duchamp our Rrose Sélavy (Boîte-en-valise) (From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy [Box in a Suitcase]) Series D, 1941/1961 Box covered in linen containing miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp (68 items) Edition 1/30 Collection Miami Art Museum, museum purchase with funds from Lang Baumgarten as well as from Mimi Floback and Sally Ashton Story in memory of Jon Ashton (c) 2011 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp Photo Credit: Sid Hoeltzell

Focus Gallery: Marcel Duchamp poses an exceedingly rare opportunity for Miami audiences to experience the seminal French artist’s work firsthand. The exhibition presents Miami Art Museum’s edition of De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (Boîte-en-valise) [From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (Box in a Suitcase)], from 1935-41/1961, alongside a small treasure trove of works hailing from the extraordinary Mary Sisler Foundation Bequest in the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Among other themes, Focus: Marcel Duchamp explores the subtle conceptual games that the artist brought to bear onto the process of editioning his own work.

Focus: Marcel Duchamp was curated by Miami Art Museum Associate Curator René Morales. The exhibition is supported by donations to MAM’s annual exhibition fund.

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