BONUS EPISODE: Meet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
We’re back for a bonus episode related to one of our “shock art” shows this past season: who is really responsible for creating the infamous urinal readymade, Fountain? Welcome to one of the art world’s latest scandals, and meet a truly unforgettable woman: the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.
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Scuba" by Metre is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Hiatus" by Bio Unit is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Marimba on the Loose" by Daniel Birch is licensed under BY 4.0; "The Gentle Side" by Ketsa is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Pilgrim 2000 (ID 980)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0. Ads: "In Shadows" by William Ross Chernoff's Nomads is licensed under BY 4.0 (ThirdLove); "Pillow Tree: Version 2" by UncleBibby is licensed under BY 4.0 (UTEP).
Links and further resources
Artsy: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the Dada Baroness Who Invented the Readymade
The Guardian: A woman in the men's room: when will the art world recognise the real artist behind Duchamp's Fountain?
Amazon: Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity―A Cultural Biography by Irene Gammel