Origin[ edit ] Eljer Co. Sculpture lost or destroyed [16] According to one version, the creation of Fountain began when, accompanied by artist Joseph Stella and art collector Walter Arensberg , Duchamp purchased a standard Bedfordshire model urinal from the J. Mott Iron Works , Fifth Avenue. The artist brought the urinal to his studio at 33 West 67th Street, reoriented it 90 degrees [2] [3] from its originally intended position of use, [17] [4] [18] and wrote on it, "R. Mutt ".

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Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose playful principles toward living freed him to make art that was as unpredictable, complex, and surprising as life itself. Duchamp mused on everything from paying taxes to his feelings about art dealers and younger generations of artists like Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. But they have never been edited and made public until now.

The Afternoon Interviews, which includes an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, reintroduces the reader to key ideas of his artistic world and renews Duchamp as a vital model for a new generation of artists.

The enhanced Apple e-book edition includes five audio clips, including four from the original recording of the interview and a never-before-heard clip of Tomkins in telling a very funny story about Duchamp. He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in Please visit the ARTBOOK booth to browse a curated selection of books on emerging, overlooked and essential artists related to the fair, including the patron saint of independent artmaking, Marcel Duchamp.

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The World of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968

Jahrhunderts bietet. Gaston arbeitete unter dem Namen Jacques Villon. Um die Jahrhundertwende waren die von ihm geschaffenen Reklametafeln in ganz Paris zu sehen. In Paris besuchte er eine private Kunstakademie. Beide versuchten, mit humoristischen Illustrationen ihr Geld zu verdienen, was ihnen erstmals nach zwei Jahren gelang. Die Kritik nahm keine Notiz davon.


Fountain (Duchamp)

Their art? All you can hope for is footnotes. Their lives? Their business? Their practice, every little element of it?


Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tomkins now available

In , writer Calvin Tomkins interviewed Marcel Duchamp in his apartment in New York; this book, based on those five-and-a-half hours of taped dialogues with the artist, is the first time their conversations have been made public. One of the most important and enigmatic artists of the 20th century, Duchamp sparked outrage with Nude Descending a Staircase, No. He was already a celebrity when he arrived in New York from France in and was revered as a god-like figure for his subversive and ground-breaking body of work that continues to defy categorization. In about , Duchamp was thought to have given up art for chess which he pursued vigorously, all the while working on his last major installation for some twenty years shrouded in secrecy.

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