Duchamp and the Mandarins

posted: 09-08-10
Waistcoat for Benjamin Peret
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A special exhibition at the Israel Museum juxtaposes Duchamp's "Waistcoat for Benjamin Peret" with embroidered Chinese mandarin robes as part of an interrogation of the cultural determination of art. If a "readymade" garment is art, then does that aura translate?

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