Saturday, April 16, 2011

Your Daily Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp, De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy, La Boîte en valise, 1941
Duchamp's custom made boxes were a portable limited edition gallery. His glass works are reproduced as acetate overlays with notes explaining the process and "mythology" behind the various layers. In quite a few ways, the valise is a conceptual breakthrough. Follow the links  for more information and the movie is about an hour, but well worth it.
Interview/documentary with Marcel Duchamp recorded at the time of his first one-man show/retrospective:

1 comment:

mud_rake said...

Please continue to enlighten me, Microdot. I am an eager and dry sponge in matters of art.