To see the wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting, a sort of opening of avenues on other things than material life of every day. I liked the idea of having a bicycle wheel in my studio. I enjoyed looking at it just as I enjoy looking at the flames dancing in a fireplace. It was like having a fireplace in my studio, the movement of the wheel reminded me of the movement of the flames.
- Arturo Schwartz, The Complete works of Marcel Duchamp, London: Thames and Hudson, 1969, p.442
In 1966, four years before her appointment as Secretary of State for Education and Science, the MP for Finchley, Margaret Thatcher visited the exhibition 'The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp' at the Tate Gallery, London.
Thus it was, she said...
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Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century
Monash University Museum of Art
3 October – 14 December 2013
Presented in association with the Melbourne Festival
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