Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain US ← → L.H.O.O.Q, Mona Lisa with moustache Marcel Duchamp Date: 1919 Style: Dada Genre: portrait Media: pencil, ready-made Dimensions: 12.4 x 19.7 cm Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US Tags: allegories-and-symbols, female-portraits, Mona-Lisa References: en.wikipedia.org First conceived in 1919, the work is one of what Duchamp referred to as readymades, or more specifically an assisted ready-made. The readymade involves taking mundane, often utilitarian objects not generally considered to be art and transforming them, by adding to them, changing them, or (as in the case of his most famous work 'Fountain') simply renaming them and placing them in a gallery setting. In L.H.O.O.Q. the objet trouvé ("found object") is a cheap postcard reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa onto which Duchamp drew a moustache and beard in pencil and appended the title. Although many say it was pioneered by him, in 1883 Eugène Bataille created a Mona Lisa smoking a pipe, titled Le rire. Marcel Duchamp Famous works Bicycle Wheel Marcel Duchamp · 1913 Fountain Marcel Duchamp · 1917 L.H.O.O.Q, Mona Lisa with moustache Marcel Duchamp · 1919 The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors Marcel Duchamp · 1915 - 1923 Rotary demisphere Marcel Duchamp · 1925 Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas Marcel Duchamp · 1945 - 1966 View all 81 artworks Related Artworks Liz Taylor Andy Warhol Liz Taylor Andy Warhol Venere Dopo Botticelli Andy Warhol Marilyn Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Andy Warhol Julia Warhola Andy Warhol Drag Queen Andy Warhol Gertrude Stein Andy Warhol Sarah Bernhardt Andy Warhol Mammy Andy Warhol Kimiko Andy Warhol Jane Fonda Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman (as Herself) Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman (as Herself) Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman (as Herself) Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman as the Nun Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman With Hat Andy Warhol Botticelli (dettaglio) Andy Warhol Blackglama (Judy Garland) Andy Warhol After Marilyn Pink Andy Warhol 1 Load more Advertisement.