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Exploring Marcel Duchamp's influence on Pop art at the Norton Simon

Exploring Marcel Duchamp's influence on Pop art at the Norton Simon

It was a simple, metal bottle rack, purchased in a department store, that forever changed the evolution of the art world. "Bottlerack" (1914) was Marcel Duchamp's first piece of "ready-made" art, as he called it. The artist signed the utilitarian object as is, then coined it "a sculpture." A snow shovel and a urinal soon followed. Conceptual art was born.

The Norton Simon's "Duchamp to Pop" exhibition, which opens March 4, will explore Duchamp's seismic influence on Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jim Dine. About 40 works from the museum's permanent collection will be on view as well as four loans from the San Francisco...

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