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Frigo Duchamp

Jean Tinguely

Frigo Duchamp

Jean Tinguely
  • Date: 1960
  • Style: Nouveau Réalisme
  • Genre: sculpture
  • Media: ready-made

In contrast with many other works by Jean Tinguely, we have little information on “Frigo Duchamp”, knowing only that the refrigerator was a gift to him from Marcel Duchamp. The work was executed between autumn 1960 and September 1962, when it was on view in the New York gallery of Sidney Janis. According to the artist, the piece was thereafter stored for twenty years in a friend’s garden, where it presumably remained nearly unchanged over the years.

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