Paul Outerbridge Jr. American
Not on view
This photograph appeared in Vanity Fair surrounded by an elaborated drawn frame of arabesques and scrollwork. The old-fashioned presentation seems incongruous today, but in 1922 a picture as stark as Outerbridge's needed dressing up. It is said that Duchamp clipped the advertisement and pinned it to his studio wall; whether he trimmed the border off or enjoyed the bogus status it gave this machine-made (readymade) collar is not known.