Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nothing Moral About It

Fountain is arguably one of Marcel Duchamp's most important pieces in his series of Readymades. In 2006 one of five versions of of Fountain was attacked with a hammer by "performance artist" Pierre Pinoncelli (not the first time) while on display at the Pompidou Centre. The attack resulted in a chip to the piece. The urinal was subsequently restored. Pinoncelli is now claiming that his moral rights in his "ouevre derivee" were violated when the museum restored the piece. (via the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and IPKat)



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