Sunday, February 20, 2011

Much More Duchamp, Even....

The Virgin #1, Marcel Duchmap, 1916
This was the first "schematic" that led to the never quite finished large glass work by Marcel Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare BY Her Bachelors, Even. I am giving you a link top the best Duchampian essay  I have ever read on line. The piece, Fasten Your Seatbelts As We Prepare For Our Nude Descending by author, Edward D. Powers, gives a fairly concise history of the development of Duchamp's intellectual deconstruction of the idea of Art over the course of his entire life. I enjoyed it immensely and will be going back to it again and again.

...Duchamp is an even more anti-historic being than I. -- Salvador DalĂ­

...whether you're anti or for, it's two sides of the same thing. 
And I would like to be completely... nonexistent. -- Marcel Duchamp

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Anonymous said...

Computer Mirror Image: "THE BLUE BUTTERFLY IS 33YO NOW"

Marcel Duchamp: Nude Descending a Staircase No 2

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