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Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture; New Book Release from MIT Press
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 05-08-09
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture
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In this past week MIT Press released Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture; the catalog's release conscides with the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, located at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. In addition to chronicling Duchamp's aliased self-portraiture, the exhibition and accompanying catalog also showcase portraits of Duchamp by both his peers and later contemporary artists including: Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia, Beaturice Wood, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Yasumasa Morimura, and Douglas Gordon (to name a few). In an unprecedented juxtaposition of approximately one-hundred portraits of Duchamp (in variety of media) the exhibition fuels scholarship on Duchamp's willfull manipulation of techniques and self-identity, as well as explore his reputation and influence as an iconoclast as interpreted by other artists.
The accompanying foreword and essays by Janine A. Metcalf, Francis M. Naumann and Michael R. Taylor, and the National Portrait Gallery curators, invite the reader to rethink the role of portraiture in modern and contemporary art.

The catalog includes over 100 color illustrations and approximately 50 black and white photographic reproductions. It is available for sale through Amazon.com ...Source

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