By David Astle
Henri-Pierre – who’s not there
in this readymade larder –
In response to Henri-Pierre Roché's '33 West 67th Street, New York' (Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel at left) 1917–18.
See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces, in ‘The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.