Detail from Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”, an upside-down urinal with ‘R. Mutt 1917’ written on it. When Danielle So was asked about it in an interview, it changed the way she looked at ordinary objects and artworks. Photo: SCMP
Detail from Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”, an upside-down urinal with ‘R. Mutt 1917’ written on it. When Danielle So was asked about it in an interview, it changed the way she looked at ordinary objects and artworks. Photo: SCMP
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How seeing artist Marcel Duchamp’s urinal Fountain changed the way auctioneer Danielle So thought about art

  • When Danielle So was asked about the artwork Fountain during an admissions interview for university, it was the first time she had seen it
  • The upside-down urinal with ‘R. Mutt 1917’ written on it changed how she thought about what makes something a work of art

Detail from Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”, an upside-down urinal with ‘R. Mutt 1917’ written on it. When Danielle So was asked about it in an interview, it changed the way she looked at ordinary objects and artworks. Photo: SCMP
Detail from Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”, an upside-down urinal with ‘R. Mutt 1917’ written on it. When Danielle So was asked about it in an interview, it changed the way she looked at ordinary objects and artworks. Photo: SCMP
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