‘Handsome and elegant’ sculpture to be unveiled at Tate Modern
When it was unveiled at the Tate Modern in London last year, a hand-painted sculpture of the Greek warrior Poseidon was hailed as one of the most beautiful pieces of art in the collection.
The sculpture, called ‘The Titan’ by the French artist Marcel Duchamp, was unveiled as part of a series of four pieces by Duchamps masterpieces.
But when Duchammes first created his Titan in 1956, it was only a concept.
The piece was meant to be commissioned for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
When the piece was finally unveiled, Duchamas wife and his partner, Henriette, described it as a masterpiece of sculpture.
“It is so beautiful.
It is the only sculpture in the Met that is very realistic, very realistic and has a sense of space,” Henriette said.”
And I think the Titan is the best sculpture in Met.
I have never seen anything like it.
It’s so beautifully, so realistic, and yet, so elegant.”
When asked about the significance of the sculpture, Henrietta said: “We all look at it as an opportunity to create something different, something different to us.”
In the words of Duchams wife, she said:”If you have the Titan, it becomes a canvas to show our own faces.”
The sculpture has already been exhibited at the Metropolitan and has been seen by the public.
The work has now been unveiled at a museum in New York, and is expected to be on view until April 20.
More to come.