Bicycle Wheel Sculpture
This is a miniature replica of Marcel Duchamp's "Bicycle Wheel" sculpture in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Duchamp was famous for pioneering "Readymades", which were art pieces made by taking everyday objects and altering or combining them to make art. It is 9" high, perfect for a library, dining room, or desk. And yes, the wheel does spin.
Basically, the weirdest and most awesome way to store sugar.
Awesome book about the use of everyday objects in art. The movement started with Marcel Duchamp signing a urinal and calling it art. The impacts of the urinal still resonate in art making today.
I like the idea of creating "art" in your own mictory. It is a fun way of deconstructing the previous deconstruction of art. And it's cheap.
In 1917 Marcel Duchamp transformed a urinal into a piece called "Fountain" by signing it R.Mutt. Now you, too, can transform your piss pot into an avant garde statement with the quick application of his signature on a sticker.