Thursday, December 3, 2009
Marcel Duchamp ~ Boite-en-valise (the red box), series F, 1960
Two weeks ago when Fifty Two Pieces featured Florine Stettheimer, we posted several of her portraits of Marcel Duchamp. So Duchamp has been on our minds. The Portland Art Museum has one of his works, the Boite-en-valise (the red box), series F, 1960. There's quite a bit going on with this piece, a little of this, a little of that. Some have characterized these pieces as Duchamp's portfolio in a suitcase or box. Stay with us this week and see more of this work, some videos, perhaps a poem or two. We never know at the beginning of the week what will take place. For those of you who want to see this piece in person, it's at the top of the stairs on the second floor of the CMCA at the Portland Art Museum.