Marcel Duchamp

The clever conceptual riddles of Tatsuo Kawaguchi

A modest but absorbing exhibition of 10 early works introduces Japanese artist Tatsuo Kawaguchi, 77, to Los Angeles. Paintings, sculptures and photographs span just over a decade from 1964 to 1975.<p>Conceptual riddles are his stock in trade. “Two Mirrors (Between Mirror and Mirror)” is …

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BBC Radio 3 - The Essay, Minds at War - Series 4, Marcel Duchamp

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>Marcel Duchamp<p>The Essay, Minds at War - Series 4 Episode 1 of 5<p>Five writers explore the year 1917 through the works of five diverse creative minds of the Great War, and the experiences that shaped them. In tonight's Essay, the writer and academic …

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RFAOH - ABOUT

About<p><i>Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH)</i> is a virtual yet functioning residency available to artists who, for one reason or another, are not …

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Thomas C Bradley's "Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material" at Chinatown Soup: The Portland-based artist's first solo show opens tonight in NYC

When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC's Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley's first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after quitting his full-time design job to pursue art. …

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The 20 Best Booths at Art Basel in Basel

After a marathon six-week circuit—spanning the Venice Biennale, documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and the once-a-decade sculpture projects in …

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Marcel Duchamp: American to the CoreTHE DAILY PIC (#1808): The...

<b>Marcel Duchamp: American to the Core</b><b>THE DAILY PIC</b> (#1808): The Philadelphia Museum of Art has up a show commemorating the 100th anniversary of …

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Marcel Duchamp: Making America Great

Opinion<p>THE DAILY PIC: In the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 'Fountain' centenary, we see that Duchamp found more than its plumbing in New York.<p>,<p><b>THE</b> …

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What I’ve been reading

1. Sean McMeekin, The Russian Revolution: A New History. Things might have been different, if you believe this book. German support for Lenin was …

Economics

History gathers dust … photographers add an extra layer to the story of a century

From 9/11 to Hiroshima, from a vandal in the Louvre to the car Mussolini was dragged from, the Whitechapel’s fascinating new show A Handful of Dust sees seismic events in a different light<p>In 1920, on a visit to Marcel Duchamp’s studio in Manhattan, Man Ray’s ever-curious eye was drawn to a large …

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Endgame: Duchamp, Chess, and the Avant-Garde

Contributed by Richard Baird<i><br>Source: http://heystudio.es License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>“Endgame: Duchamp, Chess, and the Avant-Garde” was a temporary …

Typography

Dust on a Duchamp, Grayson's pots and radical painting – the week in art

Richard Wright beguiles Glasgow, modern art takes London, and a dog urinates in New York – all in your weekly dispatch<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>A Handful of Dust</b><p>Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp’s collaborative artwork Dust Breeding, a photograph of dust building up on Duchamp’s masterpiece The Bride Stripped …

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The 15 Best Mona Lisa Imitations in History

Electric Object gathers the 15 best copies of the iconic painting from 500 years of reproductions.<p>Before the <i>Mona Lisa</i> achieved worldwide celebrity status with it's headline-making 1911 theft, its status as a masterwork was mostly known by art world elites. Those who recognized its genius honed …

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28 French Street Artists To Know

France has been an art capital since… well, since about as long as we’ve been making art. The Lascaux Caves, near the village of Montignac in …

Street Art

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One of the oldest clichés in the art world since the dawning of the 20th century is of someone standing in front of a Modernist work and proclaiming, …

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Endless Houses or Vast Potatoes? The Impossible Architecture of Frederick Kiesler

WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be “the greatest non-building architect of our time,” as Philip Johnson grandly pronounced Frederick Kiesler in 1960? Johnson’s …

Architecture

Prix Marcel Duchamp, France's leading contemporary art prize, goes abroad

Keen to make the Prix Marcel Duchamp, France's contemporary art prize, better known abroad, the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of …

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Review: Who knew? Paul Allen Collection does abstraction at Pivot Art + Culture

The Seattle gallery’s show “Color and Pattern” is a big departure from other, realism-dominated shows from Allen’s trove of artworks. You’ll see …

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Column: In Big Data Vs. Bach, Computers Might Win

Sometime in the coming decades, an external system that collects and analyzes endless streams of biometric data will probably be able to understand …

Alanis Morissette

A couple of students put a pineapple on a table in a Scottish art gallery. It became a postmodern masterpiece

LONDON—How did a pineapple become a postmodern masterpiece?<p>The esthetic merits of tropical fruit inadvertently entered Britain’s national cultural …

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How a Humble Pineapple Became Art

LONDON — How did a pineapple become a postmodern masterpiece?<p>The aesthetic merits of tropical fruit inadvertently entered Britain’s national cultural conversation after two students jokingly placed a store-bought pineapple on an empty table at an art exhibition this month at Robert Gordon …

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How Duchamp’s Urinal Changed Art Forever

Duchamp smoking in front of Fountain, Duchamp Retrospective, Pasadena Art Museum, 1963.<br>Julian Wasser<br>Robert Berman GalleryImage of Marcel Duchamp's</i> …

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Students Leave a Pineapple in a Museum, Everyone Mistakes It for Art

A pineapple that was left in the middle of an art exhibition by two students at a Scottish university has now been “adopted” as a work of art.<p>Ruairi …

Lifestyle

The Mozart in the machine

Sometime in the coming decades, an external system that collects and analyses endless streams of biometric data will probably be able to understand …

Machine Learning

The Mozart in the machine

Sometime in the coming decades, an external system that collects and analyses endless streams of biometric data will probably be able to understand …

Machine Learning

The Mozart in the machine

Sometime in the coming decades, an external system that collects and analyses endless streams of biometric data will probably be able to understand …

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To Lead a More Fulfilling Life, Minimize Choice

Simplify your work and life for maximum mental well-being<p>In these complex days of sensory and information overload, I have become increasingly interested in how to simplify our work and life.<p>One way to simplify anything is to minimize choice (a la Barry Schwartz's Paradox of Choice). Designers …

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The Monthly Digest: May 2017

Last month LARB featured a number of articles on music and visual art. Some of our authors explored how these modes of expression intersect with …

Stephin Merritt

In Yet Another Duchamp Tribute, This Artist Slipped a Urinal-Style Seat into a Subway Car

Art World<p>Taking objects out of the everyday setting...and then putting them back.<p>,<p>This month marks the centennial of the display of <i>Fountain</i>, Marcel …

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Artist Sneaks Urinal-Subway Seat Onto NYC Train

Inspired by Duchamp and his Readymades, Benjamin Nordsmark crafted a hybrid urinal-subway seat from plywood, painted it orange, then headed off on the subway to get people’s reactions.<p>Using NYC's subway system on a regular basis artist and designer Benjamin Nordsmark noticed how dirty and grimy it …

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BBC - Culture - The urinal that changed how we think

One hundred years ago this month, Marcel Duchamp’s controversial Fountain made its debut. It would change art forever, writes Kelly Grovier.<p>In April 1917, everything changed. At least, that is, in the world of art. It was then that the legendary avant-garde French artist and cultural prankster, …

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