TRIBUNE: Art Institute wins global competition for modern masterpiece — a multimillion dollar bottle rack

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “Perched in its new home on a stand by a window overlooking Millennium Park, the newest sculpture in the Art Institute of Chicago looked, well, ordinary.

And in any number of French households throughout the 20th Century this series of iron pegs on iron hoops held aloft by a set of iron legs would have been unremarkable, whether or not it was adorned with clean bottles hanging upside down to dry.

But this particular bottle rack was purchased in the last century from a Parisian department store at the behest of conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp. It was signed by Duchamp for its owner, the American artist Robert Rauschenberg…”

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