Marcel Duchamp with piercings
L.H.O.O.Q. by Marcel Duchamp was the starting point for this installation.
Marcel Duchamp created L.H.O.O.Q., a well known rectified Readymade , by taking a cheap print of the Mona Lisa and adding a moustache and lascivious pun (understood when the letters L-H-O-O-Q are pronounced rapidly in French to mean "she's got a hot ass").
According to Duchamp not the technical skill, simply a manual work, but the very act of choosing, an act of the mind, adds aesthetic value to the artwork.
Fabrizio Ruggiero observes that “technical skill”, in visual arts, can be a very sophisticated process, involving a very deep mental action, and there are new fields in which the art of painting can be expressed.
Using appropriation, Fabrizio Ruggiero paints a Fresco portrait of Marcel Duchamp and catapults it in contemporary world adding several metal piercing and the quality of a skilfully made artwork, too.
The fresco is part of the installation Boîte-en-valise II, red, 2011”. where Fabrizio Ruggiero plays with the cult for Modern Art star-system.