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Marcel Duchamp at the age of 85

MD at LXXXV:
shadow-cratered, and crated:
the grand MOMA moon,
who created, and catered,
for the world’s waxing swoon,
as the cathetered reacted,
redacted,
fearing lampoon.

 

In response to ‘Marcel Duchamp at the Age of 85’, 1945.


See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces, in ‘The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.


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