50 cc of Paris Air  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

50 cc of Paris Air[1] (50 cc air de Paris, Paris Air or Air de Paris) (1919) (1919) (1949) is a readymade by Marcel Duchamp.

A glass ampoule containing air from Paris. Duchamp took the ampoule to New York in 1920 and gave it to Walter Arensberg as a gift. The original was broken and replaced in 1949 by Duchamp. (Contrary to its title, the volume of air inside the ampoule was not actually 50 cubic centimeters, although when replicas were made in later decades, 50 cc of air was used. The original ampoule is thought to have contained around 125 cc of air.)

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