Marcel Duchamp, Genre Allegory, 1943

Marcel Duchamp, Genre Allegory, 1943

Thursday Jan 5 06:24am

somecollegekid said: Can you explain the Chess piece by Duchamp please?

Sure! While he was living in Buenos Aires at the end of the First World War, Duchamp designed a chess set for his own use. There is some debate about whether he carved the pieces himself or not. He is often credited with handmaking every piece except for the four knights, which he claimed to have had made by a local artisan. However, the precision of the other pieces has lead many scholars to believe that they were mechanically produced, with Larry List going so far as to claim that the knights were the ONLY pieces Duchamp actually carved himself.

Here is a link to a brief online article by Francis Naumann on the subject. Hope this helps :)

http://www.toutfait.com/articals.php?id=4301

Thursday Jan 5 06:19am
pattilupwned:

sweetandsouranything:

prepostmodernism:

darksideoftherainbow:

edwardadamo:

Oh, Marcel.

~art jokes~

dying

openly weeping

trololol

pattilupwned:

sweetandsouranything:

prepostmodernism:

darksideoftherainbow:

edwardadamo:

Oh, Marcel.

~art jokes~

dying

openly weeping

trololol

Wednesday Dec 7 05:41am
Small Duchamp exhibition at Miami Art Museum! Monday Dec 5 04:47am
Marcel Duchamp, Torture-Morte, 1959

Marcel Duchamp, Torture-Morte, 1959

Monday Dec 5 04:46am
Short clip (with subtitles) of Duchamp discussing his "Bottle Rack" Monday Dec 5 04:38am
Here's an Amazon link to the book I just mentioned! Monday Dec 5 04:33am

leighannzig said: what was the interesting reading you did on the peephole piece?

It was “Re-placing Duchamp’s Eroticism: ‘Seeing’ Etant Donnes from a Feminist Perspective,” by Amelia Jones. It’s included in her book Postmodernism and the Engendering of Marcel Duchamp. The whole book is amazing, but I found this chapter particularly useful in terms of the gendered gaze one adopts while looking through the peepholes.

Monday Dec 5 04:31am
Tuesday Sep 13 06:27pm
Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, and Richard Huelsenbeck

Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, and Richard Huelsenbeck

Tuesday Sep 13 06:25pm
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