Warhol's Self-Portrait to sell at Christie's
By Jenny Fan
posted: 04-27-11
Before Warhol was Warhol, there was Duchamp.  In fact Andy Warhol (1928-1987), the arbiter of Pop Art and cool, was greatly influenced by Duchamp’s ready-made concept and redefinition of art.  He was the high priest of engaging “ready-made” objects, perhaps photos, with t ...more

Vassar Students Explore the Dizzying Effects of Duchamp's Rotoreliefs
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 04-24-11
What's part turntable, part optical-art, part children's toy? A Duchamp rotorelief: a colored, spiral-patterned disk the artist designed to create a three-dimensional visual effect when spun (hence the term "relief"). Duchamp designed them in 1935, and tried unsuccessfully to sell them, n ...more

Jodorowsky Contends with the Surrealist Ego
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 04-22-11
Those who are not yet familiar with Alejandro Jodorowsky's works would do well to check them out. His surreal, and Surreal, films have always artfully, and pleasurably, wreaked havoc upon their viewers' minds. They are always monstrous to behold and can be absolutely devastating to watch a ...more

Artist Gets Into the Head of Duchamp, literally
By Jenny Fan
posted: 04-21-11
Marcel Duchamp’s gesture of drawing a mustache and a goatee on the Mona Lisa in L. H. O. O. Q. (1919) redefined art and our perception of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  At first glance, or using Duchampian rhetoric, “retinal art,” we see only the sexual ...more

The Irony of Institutions: What the Battle over Kafka Can Tell Us about Duchamp (and vice-versa)
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 04-20-11
Duchamp, Kafka. Kafka, Duchamp. Seemingly an odd pairing, though both famed modernists. But bear with me. Duchamp was many things, but always French. Kafka on the other hand, wasn't Czech or German. In fact, neither country existed when Kafka was doing the bulk of his writing. The author lived in t ...more

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