Duchamp, the Baroness and the famous Urinal

Interesting article in the Art Newspaper making a strong case for the idea that Duchamp appropriated ownership of the famous urinal sent to the Society of Independent Artists  in New York from a well-known if somewhat eccentric German poetand Baroness Elsa Van Freytag-Loringhoven. Seems she was mad that America had entered the World War ! against Germany, and also wanted to force the Society to understand implications inherent in  its own policy of open acceptance of art  Appears another example of male appropriation of art created (if that’s the right word) by a woman.-david sokolec

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