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Cornelia Parker

Chooses the photograph Dust Breeding by Man Ray

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Works include Cold Dark Matter - an exploded shed - and The Maybe, for which Tilda Swinton lay asleep in a glass box. Cold Dark Matter will be on display on billboards around the country as part of Art Everyone.

Dust Breeding by Man Ray

Cornelia Parker chooses a 1920 photograph by Man Ray called Dust Breeding, which captures the accumulation of dust on Marcel Duchamp's artwork The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). 

Image: Man Ray, Dust Breeding (Elevage de poussiere) (1920-64).

© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel / Vera & Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art / The Bridgeman Art Library

From the Archive

Man Ray

Man Ray on his obsession with inanimate objects.

From Review 24 Mar 1972 on BBC Two

Photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of Library of Congress.

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp on Cubism and his work The Bride Stipped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even.

From Art - Anti-Art 13 Nov 1959 on BBC Home Service

Edouard L Mesens

Poet and composer Edouard Mesens on his friendship with the then little-known Man Ray, Duchamp and Francis Picabia.

From Edouard L Mesens: Strange Encounter In The Third Programme 24 Feb 1970 on BBC Third Programme

Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker on squashing 60 brass-band instruments and suspending them in a circle.

From Front Row 18 Jun 2010 on Radio 4

Image courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

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