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The Tzanck Check, Duchamp Bonds and Other 'Art Currencies'

posted: 05-21-10
Tzanck Check, 1919
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The line between art and seigniorage, creation and currency fascinated Duchamp and was the focus of several minor works -- notably the Monte Carlo bonds and the little-discussed Tzanck Check of 1919 -- as well as major endeavors like the traveling salesman's Box in a Valise and other readymade reproductions. A recent study of art currencies brings these marriages of concept and commerce into a larger historical context.

 

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