Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2

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Date: 1912

Region: Europe

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting


Artist: Marcel Duchamp

Confronting Bodies: Unknown

Dates of Action: 1912

Location: Paris, France

Description of Artwork: Abstraction of a naked girl going down the stairs

The Incident: Duchamp removed this painting from an exhibition after complaints from. 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)