The exhibition overlays the work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons—two of the most influential artists of the twentieth century—to address key concepts about objects, commodities, desires, and the artist’s relationship to society.

The first major exhibition to bring together these two legendary artists, Appearance Stripped Bare places the work of Koons and Duchamp side by side, as in a hall of mirrors that reflects, distorts, and amplifies the artists’ similarities and differences within a complex “regime of coincidences,” to borrow one of Duchamp’s peculiar expressions.