Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968), L.H.O.O.Q. or La Joconde, 1964 (replica of 1919 original), Colored reproduction, heightened with pencil and white gouache, Edition of 38 (35 numbered and 3 not numbered), No. 6 (Arturo Schwartz edition), Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Virginia Dwan, © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Duchamp to Pop examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Ed Ruscha. Artworks from the Norton Simon Museum’s exceptional collection of 20th-century art, along with a handful of loans, are brought together to pay tribute to the creative genius of Duchamp and demonstrate his resounding impact on a select group of artists born half a century later. The exhibition also presents materials from the archives of the Pasadena Art Museum (which later became the Norton Simon Museum) that pertain to two seminal exhibitions thereNew Painting of Common Objects from 1962 and Marcel Duchamp Retrospective from 1963.

While not a recreation of either of these two exhibitions, Duchamp to Pop features 13 Duchamp works, most of which were part of the retrospective. These pieces are installed together with iconic works by all eight of the artists who were featured in the New Painting exhibition, as well as other pivotal Pop artists. Shown side-by-side, the artworks vividly illustrate the connections between these two generations of artists. 

A series of related events, including lectures, films, tours and performances, will be offered.

More information is available at nortonsimon.org/duchamp-to-pop.

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