• Boats and Deckchairs

    • Gould, Stephen Jay and Shearer, Rhonda Roland    12/01/99

    Click to enlarge The inception of the third millennium can boast an extended pedigree as a symbol for new beginnings. In a work written in 1884, the hero of science fiction's most celebrated tale about expanding horizons contemplates his limited world at this crucial moment: It was the last day of the 1999th year of our era... and

  • Afterthought: Ruminations on Duchamp and Walter Benjamin

    • Naumann, Francis M.    12/01/99

    click to enlarge   Denise Bellon, Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1938. Estate of Denise Bellon, Paris. Walter Benjamin in the Bibliothèque Nationale, in Paris, Spring 1937(around the time he met Marcel Duchamp).Photograph by Gisèle Freud, reproduced in Momme Bodersen, "Walter Benjamin: A Biography" (Verso, 1996), p. 234.

  • Alfred Jarry and l’Accident of Duchamp

    • Anastasi, William    12/01/99

    click to enlarge Figure 1. Marcel Duchamp's masterpiece is The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), 1915-1923 (Figure 1). With his notes, which the artist stated were part of the piece, it stands as the most influential artwork of our century. Duchamp said that the two plate-glass panels which hold the work were acciden

  • ‘Paris Air’ or ‘Holy Ampule’?

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    click to enlarge left:Duchamp as the Black King in Hans Richter's 8x8, 1957 right: Duchamp in 1957, wearing a crown made for his 70th birthday (photographyby Denise Hare) click to enlarge left:Figure 1. Salvador Dalí, Apotheosis of the Dollar, 1965 right: Figure 2. First known image of Clovis I and the miracle of t