Feminism, 1908, drawing, original lost. In his early 20s, Duchamp did
a number of punning cartoons in an illustrational style -- he published at least 17 captioned drawings in satirical journals in 1908-1910 and participated in the Paris Salon des Artistes Humoristes of 1907 -- that provide a conspicuous pop-culture grounding for his later avant-garde conceptualism. This drawing, Duchamp's first published cartoon, is captioned
"Feminism" and "The Female Curate." The woman appears sexless, cloaked in
black like a priest, while nevertheless openly displaying the modern accoutrements of feminity, notably the douche hanging on the wall.
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