Marcel Duchamp with piercings

Marcel Duchamp with piercings

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp with metal piercing

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.

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daniela rotondi
9 years ago
Anche per me Marcel Duchamp rappresenta il genio per eccellenza, lo immagino anche io con il persing ed un paio di scarpe da pagliaccio.
Anna Gatto
9 years ago
Anna Gatto Artist
Particolare e originale!
Maria Cristina  Neviani
9 years ago
Ironico e geniale...
Barbara Ghisi
9 years ago
Mi piace molto. E' una bella idea la contemporaneità di un artista all'avanguardia! bravo
monica zambon
9 years ago
monica zambon Artist
Molto bella! Bravo!

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