The Locking Spoon
Verrou de surete a la cuiller

Original Version:

1957, New York
location unknown
metal spoon fixed to door lock
14 cm

Late Readymade
Original version, 1957

This Readymade is essentially a three-dimensional version of the "Modified Print Readymade" Du dos de la cuiller au cul de la douairiere ("From the back of the spoon to the dowager's ass") (Schwarz 810).

The door is to Duchamp's apartment at 327 East 58th Street, New York, where he lived in the late 1950s.

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