Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1912. Oil on canvas, 4’ 10” x 2’ 11”.
The Armory Show introduced European modernism to America. Duchamp’s figure moving in a time continuum owes a debt to Cubism and Futurism. The press gave it a hostile reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews Without their heads. Yinka Shonibare’s Interesting wax sculpture based on the painting by Thomas Gainsborough.
“You know, I don’t even see you as black.”