'To Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968, Artist, Tool and Die Maker'
1968 - metal: steel, stainless
William T. Wiley developed his pivotal direction as an artist in the late sixties while on the faculty at the University of California, Davis. In 1968, while living for brief period in Northern New Jersey, Wiley dedicated “To Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968, Tool and Die Maker” to Duchamp on the news of artist’s death. Duchamp’s philosophy on art, his questions about the function of art, its social value, and his glorification of everyday objects such as the bottle and the urinal had greatly impacted Wiley as a young artist.