RREALISM
RREALISM
Apr 8 · 3 min read

NOTE ON MONA LISA SHAVED

Reading Harold Rosenberg’s essay on Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q. Rasée (shaved), titled “The Mona Lisa Without a Mustache,” I’ve got some thoughts. The essay deals with Duchamp’s work wherein he graced Leonardo’s ubiquitous image with a fancy moustache and goatee (in 1919), and then (in 1965) mounted a reproduction of that original, “rasée,” onto a party invitation. The whole thing’s pretty funny, but it’s more than a gag.

Man Ray, Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) (1923), Gelatin silver print
Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q. rasée (1965), Playing card with colored ink on printed invitation.

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