In the works of Duchamp space begins to walk and take on form; it becomes a
machine that Marcel spins arguments and philosophizes; it resists movement
with delay and delay with irony. The pictures of the former are images; those of
Author: Octavio Paz
Octavio Paz conveying “his awareness of Duchamp as a great cautionary figure in our culture, warning us with jest and quiet scandals of the menacing encroachment of criticism, science and even art.” —New York Times Book Review
Taking a refreshingly objective look at Duchamp's real contribution to modern art, this gorgeous hardbound volume explores his myriad personal relations, his creation of major works, his passion for chess and his presumed abandonment of ...
Author: Alice Goldfarb Marquis
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Taking a refreshingly objective look at Duchamp's real contribution to modern art, this gorgeous hardbound volume explores his myriad personal relations, his creation of major works, his passion for chess and his presumed abandonment of painting. It also moves beyond Duchamp's diffident mask to explore the passions and insecurities that motivated his artistic and personal evolutions, separating the artist from the con artist, to determine how profound an influence he has been. Based on first-hand interviews, the book also includes almost 100 gorgeous illustrations.
works , see Jean Clair , with the collaboration of Ulf Linde et al . , Marcel Duchamp : Abécédaire . Approches critiques ( Paris , 1977 ) , a volume published
in connection with the 1977 retrospective at the Paris Musée National d ' Art
Author: Jerrold E. Seigel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This is an examination of the work of Marcel Duchamp and of the important place that it has in the foundations of 20th-century art and culture
As already suggested , gender construction as a theme was effectively
reintroduced into Duchamp ' s output with this work ; a ... See , however , J . Crary
, ' Marcel Duchamp ' s " The Passage from the 103 For a brief elucidation of
Geulinex ' s ...
Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
David Hopkins analyses the extensive network of shared concerns and images in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst, the greatest names associated with Dada and Surrealist art. This book covers a broad period from c.1912 to the mid-1940s, during which the emergence of Dada and Surrealismin Europe and the United States challenged earlier movements such as Cubism and Expressionism, creating scope for the expression of the unconscious fears and desires of artists acutely sensitive to the troubled nature of their times.Examining Duchamp's and Ernst's subversion and manipulation of religious and hermetic beliefs such as Catholicism, Rosicrucianism and Masonry, David Hopkins demonstrates the ways in which these esoteric concerns intersect with themes of peculiarly contemporary relevance, including the socialconstruction of gender and notions of ordering and taxonomy.This detailed comparison of components of Duchamp's and Ernst's work reveals fascinating structural patterns, enabling the reader to discover an entirely new way of understanding the mechanisms underlying Dada and Surrealist iconography.
Marcel Duchamp left behind a large volume of correspondence, more than a thousand documents forming a valuable archive of primary source materials on one the 20th Century's most important cutural figures.
Author: Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp left behind a large volume of correspondence, more than a thousand documents forming a valuable archive of primary source materials on one the 20th Century's most important cutural figures. In his letters, Duchmap writes about his latest plans, works in progress, concepts such as the "ready-made," his passion for chess, the mundane details of life, as well as extraordinary ideas. The letters are reproduced in their entirety along with chronological and biographical data illumintaing the circumstances behind the letters. An essential volume for art historians and students of 20th Century culture.
4 Sanouillet, “Dans l'atelier de Marcel Duchamp”, op. cit, pg. 5. 5 In one of the
notes (see Marcel Duchamp, Duchamp du signe, Paris, Flammarion, 1994, pg.
48) he speaks even about the search of prime words, divisible only by
Stefan Banz rassemble des preuves et des documents jusqu'alors inconnus sur l'émergence, la disparition et la réception du célèbre readymade de Marcel Duchamp, Fontaine, et offre une perspective nouvelle sur cette œuvre qui apparaît ...
Author: Stefan Banz
Publisher: Les presses du réel
Stefan Banz rassemble des preuves et des documents jusqu'alors inconnus sur l'émergence, la disparition et la réception du célèbre readymade de Marcel Duchamp, Fontaine, et offre une perspective nouvelle sur cette œuvre qui apparaît comme la plus importante du XXe siècle. Stefan Banz examine en détail les cinq différentes répliques de Fountain réalisées en 1918, 1938, 1950, 1963 et 1964. Cette œuvre questionne la question de l'auteur et elle est posée pour la première fois dans l'histoire par des moyens artistiques. On découvre dans son étude que l'urinoir des deux photographies de Roché de 1918 n'est pas le même modèle que celui de la célèbre photographie de Stieglitz de 1917 : l'urinoir des photographies de Roché peut être clairement identifié à un modèle commercial, tandis que celui de la photographie de Stieglitz ne peut être identifié à aucun modèle industriel. Dans ce contexte, l'auteur propose également une nouvelle théorie sur l'origine réelle de cet urinoir qui est aujourd'hui considéré comme le célèbre « original » disparu de Fountain. On y trouve aussi des indices sur la raison pour laquelle Duchamp a signé cette œuvre avec le pseudonyme R. Mutt. Les sources et les documents de cet ouvrage prouvent aussi que la proposition d'Irene Gammel, de Glyn Thompson et surtout de Siri Hustvedt concernant l'implication de La Baronne von Freytag-Loringhoven dans la conception de Fountain est plus qu'improbable. Curieusement c'est Francis Naumann, le plus célèbre spécialiste américain de Duchamp, qui s'est involontairement trouvé à la base de cette fausse nouvelle, en essayant, en 1994, d'améliorer le travail artistique de la Baronne dans son célèbre livre New York Dada 1915-23 (également par intérêt personnel, car il est aussi marchand d'art et possédait de nombreuses œuvres de la Baronne). Il lui a attribué par exemple, comme co-autrice, le Readymade God de Morton Schamberg de 1917 (aujourd'hui au Philadelphia Museum of Art), qui représente en quelque sorte une réaction à Fountain. Quand Irene Gammel (qui a écrit une monographie sur la La Baronne von Freytag-Loringhoven) a lu ce texte en 2001, elle a poussé l'allégation jusqu'à à prétendre (sans avoir de preuve) que la Baronne pourrait aussi être l'auteur de Fountain de Duchamp. Et l'idée fait son chemin, reprise entre autres par la femme d'une superstar (Paul Auster), et la fausse nouvelle se répand...
By his own testimony, Marcel Duchamp considered painting a "means of expression, not an end in itself.
Author: Gloria Moure
Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones Sa
By his own testimony, Marcel Duchamp considered painting a "means of expression, not an end in itself. One means of expression among others, and not a complete end for life at all." His legendary "Large Glass," for example, can be seen as simply the culmination or sum of numerous experiments conducted over an eight-year period. For this reason, every aspect of his oeuvre--painting, installation, writing, interviews--is of potentially equivalent interest, and any Duchamp primer needs to present his more ephemeral contributions, in aphorisms, diagrams and conversation, alongside his visual experiments. Works, Writings, Interviews does this job splendidly, exploring the artist's many-faceted activities, analyzing his work as an entirety and gathering his key interviews and writings. 120 illustrations
Marcel Duchamp. Die Malerei und die Moderne. Aus dem Französischen von Urs
-Beat Frei. Verlag Silke Schreiber, Berlin 1987, 268 S. (Die Originalausgabe
erschien 1984 bei Les Editions de Minuit, Paris.) Peter Gorscn Der Autor,
After nine days at sea aboard the Rochambeau, Marcel Duchamp arrived in New
York on 15 June 1915 with a section ofthe bottom half of his 'glass', The Nine
Malic Moulds,1 and his notes for the Large Glass packed in his suitcases.
Author: Caroline Cros
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A revealing account of an artist whose enduring obsession with chance and coincidence shaped both his life and work, Marcel Duchamp illuminates one of the most important and influential figures in all of modern art. Drawing on the artist’s own correspondence as well as interviews, Paris-based curator and art critic Caroline Cros explores the creative processes behind Duchamp’s works—including his famous anti-sculptures, the "Readymades"; the enigmatic Grand Verre; and the seductive, disturbing Etant Donnés—as well as the often hostile reception he encountered in Paris and around the world. Cros also examines Duchamp’s work after he abandoned his art at the age of thirty-six. Notoriously, Duchamp claimed that he would dedicate the remainder of his life to chess, but here we learn of his ongoing contributions to the art world, including his intense involvement in museums, foundations, and surrealist publications. With two major Dada exhibitions planned for 2006, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, MarcelDuchamp will be this year’s ultimate guide to the master of the movment.
James Housefield Starry Messenger: Astronomy, Fashion, and Identity in Marcel Duchamp's Comet Haircut With astriking 1921 haircut (Plate 13A), Marcel Duchamp cast himself asa comet, thereby embodying the aestheticsof
indifference that ...
Author: Anne Collins Goodyear
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
aka Marcel Duchamp is an anthology of recent essays by leading scholars on Marcel Duchamp, arguably the most influential artist of the twentieth century. With scholarship addressing the full range of Duchamp's career, these papers examine how Duchamp's influence grew and impressed itself upon his contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists. Duchamp provides an illuminating model of the dynamics of play in construction of artistic identity and legacy, which includes both personal volition and contributions made by fellow artists, critics, and historians. This volume is not only important for its contributions to Duchamp studies and the light it sheds on the larger impact of Duchamp's art and career on modern and contemporary art, but also for what it reveals about how the history of art itself is shaped over time by shifting agendas, evolving methodologies, and new discoveries.
Marcel Duchamp: one of his themes was the boundary between works of art and everyday objects, and with it, he set the art world in an uproar. Surely one of his most brilliant strokes of genius was the Fontaine, a urinal he put on display.
Author: Gerhard Graulich
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
The fifth volume in the Duchamp Research Centre's Poiesisseries examines the artist's work from philosophical, art historical, and literary perspectives With his sharp wit and love of controversy, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) pushed every possible boundary in the art world across his vast body of work, from his iconic urinal-as-sculpture Fountainpiece to his drag alter ego Rrose Sélavy. Founded in 2009, the Duchamp Research Centre operates out of the Staatliche Museum Schwerin in Germany, using its impressive 92-piece Duchamp collection as the basis for its interdisciplinary exploration of the artist's life and work. Since 2011, the Research Centre has published the results of its investigations in a series entitled Poiesisafter the philosophical term for bringing something new into existence--an idea that perfectly describes Duchamp's pioneering work. This is the fifth volume in the series.
Full-color illustrations reproduce a panorama of artistic creation in Marcel Duchamp's day, including the artist's hallmark works.
Author: Valérie Bougault
Publisher: Vilo International
Full-color illustrations reproduce a panorama of artistic creation in Marcel Duchamp's day, including the artist's hallmark works. The author, a leading authority on Duchamp, guides readers toward an understanding of the unconventional nature of his art and his influence on the generations of creative spirits who followed him. 140 color illustrations.