ArtCurious presents the Storied Origins of Duchamp’s “Fountain”
In 2004, a Tate Britain poll named Marcel Duchamp’s “readymade,” Fountain, as the most important and influential work of 20th century art. This work is already a shocker to many– it’s a urinal simply turned upside down and emblazoned with the pseudonym “R. Mutt”–is that art, some wonder, and many dislike it to this day. But this work has recently become the center of a new controversy: was Duchamp really its creator? Or was this work the brainchild of a German baroness? Join the ArtCurious Podcast’s host, Jennifer Dasal, for an overview of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and her (potential?) involvement with a touchstone of modern art history.
The ArtCurious Podcast explores the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History. The ArtCurious Podcast is written, produced, and hosted by Jennifer Dasal, a contemporary arts curator with nearly twenty years of art-historical studies and experience. ArtCurious has been featured in multiple local and national publications and websites, including O, the Oprah Magazine, PC Magazine, ArtDaily, NPR, Salon and more.
The Art Bite lecture series is supported by Nevada Humanities with additional sponsorship and free admission for students supported by the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
This program is co-hosted by the Art History Club at the University of Nevada, Reno.
This program will be held in the Wayne L. Prim Theater.