Love it or hate it, Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain 1917 revolutionised modern art. As a birthday tribute we have put together a selection of artworks by him and by those inspired by him 

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  • Marcel Duchamp, 'Fountain' 1917, replica 1964

    Marcel Duchamp
    Fountain 1917, replica 1964
    Porcelain
    unconfirmed: 360 x 480 x 610 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999 Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Marcel Duchamp, '3 stoppages étalon (3 Standard Stoppages)' 1913-14, replica 1964

    Marcel Duchamp
    3 stoppages talon (3 Standard Stoppages) 1913-14, replica 1964
    Mixed media
    displayed: 400 x 1300 x 900 mm
    Purchased 1999 Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Francis Picabia, 'The Handsome Pork-Butcher' circa 1924-6, circa 1929-35

    Francis Picabia
    The Handsome Pork-Butcher circa 1924-6, circa 1929-35
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    support: 924 x 737 x 22 mm frame: 1060 x 870 x 55 mm
    Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1996 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'L'Enigme d'Isidore Ducasse' 1920, remade 1972

    Man Ray
    L'Enigme d'Isidore Ducasse 1920, remade 1972
    Sewing machine, wool and string
    object: 355 x 605 x 335 mm
    Purchased 2003 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Jackson Pollock, 'Yellow Islands' 1952

    Jackson Pollock
    Yellow Islands 1952
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1435 x 1854 mm frame: 1462 x 1945 x 41 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery (purchased out of funds provided by Mr and Mrs H.J. Heinz II and H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd) 1961 ARS, NY and DACS, London 2002

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  • Andy Warhol, 'Black Bean' 1968

    Andy Warhol
    Black Bean 1968
    Screenprint on paper
    support: 892 x 591 mm frame: 900 x 596 x 35 mm
    Purchased 1978 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009

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  • Richard Hamilton, 'Just what was it that made yesterday's homes so different, so appealing?' 1992

    Richard Hamilton
    Just what was it that made yesterday's homes so different, so appealing? 1992
    Laser print on paper
    image: 260 x 250 mm
    Purchased 2004 Richard Hamilton 2005. All rights reserved, DACS

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  • Carl Andre, 'Equivalent VIII' 1966

    Carl Andre
    Equivalent VIII 1966
    Firebricks
    object: 127 x 686 x 2292 mm
    Purchased 1972 Carl Andre/VAGA, New York and DACS, London 2002

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  • Jeff Koons, 'Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off)' 1985

    Jeff Koons
    Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) 1985
    Mixed media
    unconfirmed: 1536 x 1238 x 336 mm
    Purchased 1995 Jeff Koons

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  • Sarah Lucas, 'Pauline Bunny' 1997

    Sarah Lucas
    Pauline Bunny 1997
    Mixed media
    object: 950 x 640 x 900 mm
    Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1998 Sarah Lucas

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Duchamp is often described as the father of Conceptual Art as he championed ideas over physical representations: but he also said ‘Artists often do things without knowing why they do them. I never ask myself why…’. Charlatan or genius, what do you think?

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