et cetera | marcel duchamp

to see that wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting, a sort of opening of avenues on other things than material life of every day. i liked the idea of having a bicycle wheel in my studio. i enjoyed looking at it, just as i enjoyed looking at the flames dancing in a fireplace... it's about simply letting things go by themselves. bicycle wheel. 1963

to see that wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting, a sort of opening of avenues on other things than material life of every day. i liked the idea of having a bicycle wheel in my studio. i enjoyed looking at it, just as i enjoyed looking at the flames dancing in a fireplace... it's about simply letting things go by themselves.

bicycle wheel. 1963

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