The pointing finger was an element of the piece Tu m', done by Duchamp for Katherine Dreier in 1918. The piece incorporates cast-shadows of the readymades bicycle wheel, hat rack, and corkscrew, as well as his "new forms to the unit of length" as determined by his Standard Stoppages. Duchamp incorporates trompe l'oeil in painting what appears to be a large rip in the canvas. Protruding from this "rip" is an actual bottle brush, while the "rip" itself is "closed" by three safety pins. Below this "rip" is the pointing finger, which was actually painted by a professional sign painter by the name of "A. Klang." This piece, Duchamp's last formal work on canvas, now hangs in the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT.
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