50cc of Paris Air Framed Postcard

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50cc of Paris Air Framed Postcard
Tags: French
About the Work:
Duchamp purchased this "empty" ampoule from a pharmacist in Paris as a souvenir for his close friend and patron, Walter C. Arensberg. A vial with nothing in it may be the most insubstantial "work of art" imaginable. From a molecular point of view, air is not considered nothing, but when displayed so carefully in an art museum it seems to be less than one might expect. Its precise meaning was rendered even more unstable in 1949, when the ampoule was accidentally broken and repaired, thus begging the question: Is the air even from Paris anymore?
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Relive the experience of coming face-to-face with some of the most well-loved masterworks at the Museum. This high-quality postcard features 50cc of Paris Air by Marcel Duchamp and is complimented by an elegant metal frame that allows your keepsake to be hung with ease.

This item has been hand-framed by Furst Brothers, one of America's most prolific framers for over one hundred years. Working with the Museum, they have paired every item with a unique setting in a complimentary color and texture.
  • Museum exclusive
  • 6 1/5" x 4 2/5"
  • Frame includes metal bracket for easy hanging
  • Made in USA
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