Duchamp's Fountain takes centre stage at Whitechapel Gallery

WHEN Marcel Duchamp exhibited a porcelain urinal in 1917 he turned the art world on its head and shocked the critics. His fountain has now become so iconic and is on display as part of a selection from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection of contemporary a

WHEN Marcel Duchamp exhibited a porcelain urinal in 1917 he turned the art world on its head and shocked the critics.

His fountain has now become so iconic and is on display as part of a selection from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection of contemporary art at the Whitechapel Gallery.

It is on display together with Sherrie Levine's homage to his work, which is also called Fountain.

The show is called Keeping It Real and goes on display from today until May next year.


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The D. Daskalopoulos Collection has 400 major works, particularly from the last 30 years and include work by Louise Bourgeois, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

Curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, the show has been divided into four mini shows, each one building on the previous show and starts with The Corporeal, 10 which runs until September 5 and looks at the human body as a image of psychological, social and ideological struggle.

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