Ide Collar

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.

Ide Collar, Paul Outerbridge Jr. (American, New York 1896–1959 Laguna Beach, California), Gelatin silver print

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