Duchamp’s “Fountain”: Original or Copy Cat?

In class Hayley mentioned the interesting case of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and her relationship to Marcel Duchamp. As some have argued, the Baroness was in fact the generator of the infamous “Fountain,” from 1917. Here are a few resources to read some more about the Baroness Freytag-Loringhoven (kindly sent in from Hayley). Certainly, there is much room for more scholarly attention to her life and work!

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/was-marcel-duchamps-fountain-actually-created-by-a-long-forgotten-pioneering-feminist-10491953.html

http://jacket2.org/article/readymade-baroness

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/body-sweats

 

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