The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Željko Kipke (Čakovec, Croatia, 1953)

Machina Precandi

1986

oil / canvas and brass

207 cm x 230.5 cm

The mysterious device on Željko Kipke's painting Machina Precandi is not modelled after the praying machines of Buddhist monks. It is a direct quotation of Marcel Duchamp’s 1914 painting Chocolate Grinder and an integral part of the Large Glass, a Dadaist installation that has determined a large part of art history in the twentieth century.

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