Name: Naked Girl Falling Down the Stairs

Date:  1900 - 1925

Location:  Europe



Artist: Marcel Duchamp

Confronting Bodies: ?

Date of Action: 1912

Specific Location: Paris, France

Description of Artwork:  Nude descending staircase

Description of Incident:  Duchamp removed this painting from an exhibition after complaints from.....? (the gallery? patrons?) Supposedly he took it down and took it home in a taxi. It was listed in the catalogue but not shown. People were offended, this was shocking stuff.

Results of Incident:  People didn't get to see the painting.

Source: M. Ciceri (Kingston, ON, Canada)

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