Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei: Profile of Marcel Duchamp in a Coat Hanger

While living in New York between 1983 and 1993, Ai was strongly influenced by the artists Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Johns. Profile of Marcel Duchamp in a Coat Hanger is a layered homage to both artists. Ai borrows two motifs from Duchamp—the readymade everyday object and the self-portrait of the artist in profile. He also makes reference to various works by Johns, who was similarly inspired by Duchamp.