Marcel Duchamp

The Coffee Mill

The Coffee Mill by Marcel Duchamp

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Marcel Duchamp was a seminal figure in 20th century art, exemplifying the range of possibilities inherent in a more conceptual approach to the art-making process. His insistence on the ready-made as an object of art was revolutionary and challenging for the viewers of his day. He joined the Cubist group in 1910, and was associated with the Dada and Surrealist movements. Duchamp painted The coffee mill, from which this etching was made, in 1911.

The Coffee Mill
Production date
circa 1911
174 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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