The Telescope Stand Inspiration for Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel Readymade

Autor: Fawcett, Stephen

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 02 Aug 2011 12:53

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URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-23-24881


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This article is the result of research following on from the author’s previous article on the same subject, ›The Inspiration for Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel Readymade‹ written in 2007. In that article the author argued by process of deduction that Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel was inspired by an improvised telescope stand and was not the product of the artist’s imagination as the artist claimed. This article presents new supporting evidence of a Great War period photograph of an improvised telescope stand made with a bicycle wheel and forks. This article also examines the dating of the first version and construction of the authorised versions of Bicycle Wheel and presents new evidence for the source of the forks component of the 1916 version.


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