Marcel DuchampL.H.O.O.Q1919

The name of the piece, L.H.O.O.Q., is a pun,  since the letters when pronounced in French form the sentence “Elle a  chaud au cul”, which can be translated as “She has a hot ass,” or alternatively “there is fire down below.”
In a late interview  (Schwarz 203), Duchamp gave a loose translation of “L.H.O.O.Q.” as the  latter; in fact the term avoir chaud au cul is slang used in the sense of “to be horny”.
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Marcel Duchamp
L.H.O.O.Q
1919

The name of the piece, L.H.O.O.Q., is a pun, since the letters when pronounced in French form the sentence “Elle a chaud au cul”, which can be translated as “She has a hot ass,” or alternatively “there is fire down below.”

In a late interview (Schwarz 203), Duchamp gave a loose translation of “L.H.O.O.Q.” as the latter; in fact the term avoir chaud au cul is slang used in the sense of “to be horny”.

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