The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, the duo Arthur Allan presents on Marcel Duchamp.
Arthur Allan is not the first or last name of the participants, but rather the middle names and common ground between Brion Arthur Nuda Rosch and Christopher Allan Sollars. The meeting of their two practices is similar to other duos: Fischli and Weiss, Gilbert and George, Abbott and Costello, and Laurel and Hardy. Making work and interventions that respond to the mundane and everyday, the duo utilizes materials and ideas with basic common logic and care.