Duchampian Alchemy in New Jersey

posted: 11-22-10
Detail, Luna Parc (gardens)
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A 3,000-square-foot rural New Jersey house has become what the owner/decorator considers "the museum of the new alchemy" due to its many Duchampian flourishes: found objects as trim, readymade sculpture and even ironic plumbing. The architect attributes his inspiration to Beatrice Wood, "mama of dada." While some of the details may veer into kitsch or even retinal territory, the Duchampian impulse appears strong as well. For more, visit

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