Revitalized and Analyzed: Elisofon's Duchamp Descends a Staircase
By Jenny Fan
posted: 05-08-11
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Allison Pappas, the 2010-2011 Judith M. Lenett fellow in Williams College’s Graduate Program in the History of Art will speak about her efforts in restoring three early twentieth-century prints at this spring’s Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture.  Pappas will d ...more

How Man Ray Took on Lautreamount
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 05-03-11
In a recent post I compared Duchamp's assemblage of the bicycle wheel atop the stool to the Comte de Lautreamont (aka Isidore Ducasse)'s notorious saying: "as beautiful as the chance meeting of an umbrella and a sewing machine on a table." The latter, I argued, was radically disjunctive in ...more

The Great Peeps Extravaganza: A Duchamp edition
By Jenny Fan
posted: 05-02-11
Pioneer Press, a daily running out of St. Paul, just concluded its 2011 Pioneer Press Marshmallow Peeps Diorama and Video Contest. . For those of you who do not keep up with local news in St. Paul, Minnesota or with the near cult favorite kingdom of Peeps, the Peeps Diorama contest has be ...more

"Who's Your Dada?": Com&Com Commission a Readymade Baby
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 04-30-11
Com&Com's latest project offers to bring a work of art to life. Or perhaps, it would be more apt to say that they aim to transform life into a work of art, quite literally. Last month, the Swiss arts duo, comprised of Marcus Gossolt and Johannes M. Hedinger, proposed this unusual arran ...more

Duchamp Owns Everything
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 04-29-11
Several nights ago, I ate dinner at the apartment of a couple who had pasted a copy of the famous "Art History Poster," up in their bathroom (so there was plenty of time to study it while digesting potato strudel and too much wine). It's the print with a long laundry-list of artists define ...more

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