Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp's moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Duchamp reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s classic painting includes a beard and moustache<p>One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for €632,500 ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris.<p>It was part of the sale of a …

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Examining the plumbing of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, 1917

Initially dismissed as ‘immoral’, the artist’s bold work challenged notions of what art could be, shifting it from new physical creations to moulding ideas<p><b>Water works</b><p>In 1917, Duchamp performed a remarkable trick, imbuing an everyday object with the shock of the new. Bought from a plumbing …

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As a visual experience it is less than overwhelming: Dalí/Duchamp reviewed

The two artists shared little except a determination not to compete with other, better painters<p>During a panel discussion in 1949, Frank Lloyd Wright made an undiplomatic comment about Marcel Duchamp’s celebrated picture of 1912, ‘Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2’, in the presence of the artist. …

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLVII)

1. The Gentleman’s Surprise Chair circa 1888 Found on Reddit. 2. A Belle Epoque French Villa is the most Expensive House For Sale in the World Villa …

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Win 2017 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Their work appeared earlier this year in the Athens half of Documenta 14. Read More

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Everything at Once; Dalí/Duchamp review – stop, look, Lisson…

Store Studios, 180 The Strand; Royal Academy, London The Lisson Gallery’s beautifully curated 50th birthday show is one big treasure hunt. Plus, Dalí and Duchamp’s unlikely double act<p>There’s a room high up in Store Studios where viewers sprawl on cushions watching a famous art film in the dark. …

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Who Are the Most Influential Artists of the Last Century? 26 Industry Leaders Weigh In

Art World<p>Which artist defined the last 100 years—and continues to reverberate in the work of artists today?<p>,<p>In 2017, a century since Marcel Duchamp …

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Don’t miss these brilliant things to do in west London this weekend

Go west this weekend to scoff down glorious chocolate made by some of the country’s best chocolatiers, glug down pints of craft beer and see …

London

Duchamp and Dalí: An Odd Couple Get Their Own Exhibition

French-American Marcel Duchamp and Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí were the odd couple of 20th-century art. Their unlikely friendship is the subject of a new exhibition that opened this month in London and moves to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Feb. 10.<p>By making art that took just about any form but …

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Art History’s Odd Couple? ‘Dalí/Duchamp’ Shines a Light on the Fertile Friendship of Two Surreal Masters

Reviews<p>This bijou exhibition at London’s RA repairs the damaged reputation of Dalí, though perhaps at the expense of the “father of conceptual …

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A Brief Post-Modernism Primer

This is like a tangent of a tangent of a tangent. Remember that Mythcon boondoggle? Not everyone agreed it was bad, for instance Melissa Chen thought …

Modern Art

YouTube Videos That Can Make You a Better Chess Player

Looking for some chess videos to improve your game – or simply to help you pass the time? YouTube is filled with videos about chess strategy, …

Board Games

Exhibition presenting the art of Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí opens in London

Dalí / Duchamp is the first exhibition to present the art of two of the twentieth century’s most famous artists in exclusive dialogue. Marcel Duchamp …

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Dali/Duchamp, Royal Academy, review: A sometimes silly, sometimes lovely juxtaposition of the artists' work

The idea seems improbable. Was there really much in common between that consummate, wax-moustachioed showman Salvador Dali and the cerebral, …

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When Urinal Met Lobster Phone: A Dalí And Duchamp Love-In

Dalí's iconic lobster phone makes an appearance. Photo: West Dean College, © Salvador Dalí­, Fundacia Gala-Salvador DalíA signed urinal sits next to …

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Versing Ascends to ‘Nirvana’

In lieu of a description for Seattle quartet Versing, the website for local label Decency Den simply offers two different definitions for the word …

Seattle

Has Duchamp’s Final Work Harbored a Secret for Five Decades? This Artist Says Yes

Art World<p>Could a new meaning be revealed five decades after the work's unveiling?<p>,<p>In a 1964 conversation with <i>New Yorker</i> scribe Calvin Tomkins, Marcel …

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Dalí/Duchamp review – surreal bromance between art's odd couple

Royal Academy, London With their dirty jokes, sly puns and decadent eroticism, these subversive provocateurs have more in common than you might think – but there’s no doubt who was the greater artist<p>In a note on a piece of scrap paper, Marcel Duchamp explained why he adopted the name Rrose Sélavy …

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BBC Radio 4 - Front Row, Matt Lucas on his memoir, Tamsin Greig and Martin Freeman on Labour of Love

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>Matt Lucas on his memoir, Tamsin Greig and Martin Freeman on Labour of Love<p>Front Row<p>Matt Lucas talks to Stig Abell about his autobiography 'Little Me: My life from A-Z', in which he writes about the challenges of his childhood, his start on the …

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Now You See Him, Now You Don’t: Duchamp From Beyond the Grave

Asked whether he cared what his contemporaries thought of him, Marcel Duchamp once said, “I would rather wait for a public that will come fifty years – a hundred years – after my death.”<p>Those words will soon take on an eerily prophetic ring — and ahead of schedule. Forty-nine years to the day after …

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Extra, Extra: The Price Was Not Right For Tom Price Who Paid The Price For Pricey Trips

Because 'Megyn Kelly Today' is a trainwreck so far, check out today's end-of-day links: Larry David on 'The View,' new Breeders music, dog whistles, …

New York City

When John Cage & Marcel Duchamp Played Chess on a Chessboard That Turned Chess Moves Into Electronic Music (1968)

<i>Photograph by Lynn Rosenthal</i><p>When is a chess game not a chess game?<p>When it’s played between Marcel Duchamp and John Cage.<p>Both the man who turned a …

Culture

The Final Artworks of 8 Famous Artists, from Frida Kahlo to Mark Rothko

The last artwork of a prominent artist can assume a near-mythic status. Take Frida Kahlo. What artistic concerns defined her twilight years? Did her …

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Germany and the diesel dilemma

Transport policy, the “diesel scandal” and the interests of the German automotive industry is a hot topic of debate that is dominating the German election campaign.<p>We are in Stuttgart, meeting Manfred Niess protesting together with neighbours against air pollution. The retired teacher lives close …

Air Pollution

From Alexander Calder to Lygia Pape, See the Photo Highlights of the 2017 Lyon Biennale

Art World<p>This year's biennial also features masterpieces from the collection of the Centre Pompidou to mark the institution's 40th anniversary.<p>,<p>The …

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Remembering when Abebe Bikila took a blistering run at Fascism

Visual Art: In 1960, Bikila won Olympic gold, while running barefoot through a Fascist showcase in Rome. Mart's latest show recalls the deed and its …

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Odd couples: Artists you never knew were friends

Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp<p>At first glance, this pair have about as much in common as a lobster does with a urinal. There is Dalí, Surrealist …

10 Reasons to Go to London This Fall

As the celebrated English poet Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Bursting with energy and innovation, …

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Two weeks left to flush for Guggenheim's gold toilet called "America"

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Royal Academy of Arts to reveal explicit side of Dalí and Duchamp

London gallery to warn visitors of graphic material in exhibition that demonstrates artists’ shared values<p>Some of the exhibits in a forthcoming exhibition on Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp – two of the 20th century’s most famous artists – may not be for the faint-hearted. Visitors to the Royal …

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