Requiem for the Readydesigner

posted: 06-14-10
Tobias Wong, "Matchbook" (bootleg, unauthorized edition)
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Tobias Wong, often considered a successor to the ironic aspects of Marcel Duchamp's career on the margins of art, killed himself late last month at the age of 35. He will be remembered for his "readydesigned" objects, which carry the readymade art concept into the marketplace of contemporary branded mass consumptions. A sensitive recent obituary situates Wong in an explicitly Duchampian theoretical context.


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