Marcel Duchamp

How subversive artists made thrift shopping cool

National Thrift Shop Day (August 17) exists alongside other quirky holidays like Play Your Ukulele Day (February 2) and Rice Crispy Treat Day …

Art

Berg Composes a World in Chaos

1915. Marcel Duchamp's nude has already descended the staircase, Arnold Schoenberg's Three Orchestral Pieces, Op.16 have shattered tonality, and the …

Music

Londoner's Diary: Beard brings in a new Bronze Age (with eBay)

In Today's Diary: Mary Beard brings the Bronze for Frieze Fair | Tony Blair spills the beans on Granita | Miriam Clegg feels like chicken tonight | …

Bronze Age

A Brief History of Mail Art, from Cleopatra to Miranda July

Jean-Leon-Gerome, <i>Cleopatra and Caesar</i>, 1866. Via Wikimedia Commons. Marcel Duchamp, <i>Rendezvous of Sunday, February 6, 1916 (Rendez-vous du Dimanche 6</i> …

Art

The House That Jack Built—and other books to read

Advertisement<p>Warner Bros was the smartest, toughest studio, and Jack L. Warner its smart, tough driving wheel.<p>Warner Bros was the smartest, toughest studio, and Jack L. Warner its smart, tough driving wheel.<p>Read more<p>As war secretary, former Democrat Edwin Stanton helped the Union win the Civil …

John Quincy Adams

Book Notes - Augustus Rose "The Readymade Thief"

August 3, 2017<p><i>In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published …

Books

The Greatest Bromances in Art History

Although the concept of the “bromance” only entered modern parlance relatively recently—the most famous example of which is the loving relationship …

Art

Augustus Rose - The Readymade Thief - Book Review

The Readymade Thief<p>By Augustus Rose<p>Viking<br>$26.00<br>ISBN 9780735221833<br>Published 08/01/2017<p>Fiction / Debut Fiction / Thriller<p>Buy the book<p>Trending Book …

Books

Celebrating Duchamp's birthday, Dallas library gets noisy with conceptual art

Those strange sounds emanating from the fourth floor of the downtown library means it's Marcel Duchamp's birthday.<p>If Duchamp turned the art world on …

Art

Why Is Duchamp a Divisive Figure?

As most art enthusiasts or museum goers know, art has the power to elicit different effects in people. By definition, art stimulates an emotional …

Art

What Dada Was and Why It Matters

Officially, <b>Dada</b> was <i>not</i> a movement, its artists <i>not</i> artists, and its art <i>not</i> art. That sounds easy enough, but there is a bit more to the story of …

Art

Dalí and Duchamp to share their first-ever joint exhibition

Two of the 20th century’s greatest artists will have their work in exclusive dialogue for the first time<p>Dalí and Duchamp. Aside from having a nice ring to it, these were the names of two of the 20th century’s most famous artists. Dalí, famed for his surrealist paintings and his delightfully absurd …

Art

The Bots Beat Us. Now What?

In the summer of 1977, Bobby Fischer was in self-imposed exile in Pasadena, California. The greatest chess player on Earth at the time, Fischer had …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone Turned Marcel Duchamp's Famous Urinal into Mini Golf

This year marks the centennial of avant-garde prankster Marcel Duchamp's scandalous readymade artwork <i>Fountain</i>, a supine urinal on which the artist inscribed the name "R. Mutt." To celebrate the work's 100th anniversary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which owns the piece, unveiled an exhibition …

Art

It's the Message, Dummy: On Fearless Girl, Duchamp and Bad Faith

Did you happen to notice that the biggest thing in advertising right now is a statue? We're right smack in the middle of the digital revolution, …

Fearless Girl

Books and Arts

Modern Art

Half Naked Nude: Artist Shahid Datawala seeks sensuality in debris on the beach, household objects

Shahid Datawala makes art out of everyday things.<p>It was an overcast day at the beach near Vaitarna, Thane, and artist-photographer Shahid Datawala …

Art

No East or West in Dreams: Yoko Ono, Buddhism and the Avant-Garde

<b>Fly</b> (1971) was Yoko Ono's second album.<br>Welcome to the world of transformation and transcendental art. The art in multiple media produced by the …

Art

Best of what's on in Melbourne and beyond

Today, JULY 2<p><b>ART</b> Marcel Duchamp's vertical, freestanding glass construction, Large Glass, has been given a feminist twist. Detraction by artist …

Australian News

Broad City's Abbi Jacobson to host new podcast about modern art

Modern art novices, Jackson Pollock will soon puzzle you no more: <i>Broad City’s</i> Abbi Jacobson is hosting a new podcast in collaboration with WNYC Studios and MoMA all about the artwork that confuses us most.<p>Titled <i>A Piece of Work,</i> the 10-episode podcast will feature Jacobson in conversation with …

Entertainment

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 …

Art

Calder’s Sculptures Come Alive

In the summer of 1922, Alexander Calder was twenty-three and doing a stint as a merchant marine. One morning made a cosmic impression. As he later described it, “over my couch—a coil of rope—I saw the beginning of a fiery red sunrise on one side and the moon looking like a silver coin on the …

Culture

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 …

Modern Art

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 …

Artists

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. …

Artists

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 …

Modern Art

This Artist Wanted Her Work Destroyed — Thankfully It Wasn’t

‘Occasionally / A human being / Saw my light / Rushed in / Got singed / Got scared / Rushed out,” Florine Stettheimer once wrote in a poem titled …

Art

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> …

Art

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

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 …

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