Fountain by Marcel Duchamp and Fountain (Buddha) by Sherrie Levine at Whitechapel Gallery


A worker looks at ‘Fountain’ by Marcel Duchamp (R) and ‘Fountain (Buddha)’ by Sherrie Levine at the Whitechapel gallery in London. The artworks form part of a forthcoming exhibition ‘Keeping It Real’, which will run for a year at the gallery, and is drawn from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection in Greece. Duchamp created the ‘Fountain’ by using a urinal and reorienting it 90 degrees from its normal position of use. REUTERS/Toby Melville.

Whitechapel Gallery Presents the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece:

LONDON – As part of its programme to open up important art collections to the public the Whitechapel Gallery presents a series of four displays drawn from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece, one of the foremost European collections of contemporary art. Jointly titled, Keeping it Real, these displays go on view from 10 June 2010 – 22 May 2011 in the dedicated Collections Gallery.

The D. Daskalopoulos Collection consists of over 400 major works with a particular focus on the last 30 years and key works from earlier periods. Important artists represented in the Collection include Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley, Nikos Kessanlis, Martin Kippenberger, Sherrie Levine, Sarah Lucas, Cady Noland, Dieter Roth, Kiki Smith, and Rosemarie Trockel. Rivane Neuenschwander, Seth Price and Kelley Walker are but some of a younger generation of artists on show.

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6 thoughts on “Fountain by Marcel Duchamp and Fountain (Buddha) by Sherrie Levine at Whitechapel Gallery

  1. Forrest Loder says:
  2. ralph lichtensteiger says:

    recycle Duchamp – OH NO, we had that a million times, the art world is soooooo booooring these days….. can you imagine anything more dull and predictable?

  3. Chris Weige says:

    I tried, Ralph, I really did, but couldn’t come up with anything! And now you have me thinking because I’d assumed the spectacle of safety-in-ennui was the point of the two fountains, and of the exhibit’s title “Keeping It Real”

  4. Renee Zepeda says:
  5. Demetrios Traveller says:
  6. Anonymous says:

    I bet you would like to have one of these pieces:

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