• Constructing Life

    • Yang, Shin-Yi    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp, Etant donnés: 1º la chute d'eau / 2º le gas d'éclairage, 1946-66 First you have to get far enough back from everything. How ridiculous to let any taboos linger. Having smashed the king of all taboos we looked around to see if anyone else had smashed through as well. Not exactly. Not yet. But had our old frie

  • An Impertinent Pilgrimage: A “Meditation” on the Creation of Praying for Irreverence

    • Yang, Shin-Yi    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Dove Bradshaw, Praying For Irreverence, 1984 My involvement with Marcel Duchamp started early. Growing up in Manhattan, I first went to the Museum of Modern Art when I was eleven or twelve. I was understandably attracted to the machine imagery of theBicycle Wheel in their permanent collection. The subversive nature of the wor

  • The Inventor of Gratuitous Time

    • Lebel, Robert; with a preface by Gervais, André (translated by Kilborne, Sarah Skinner with Koteliansky, Julia)    05/01/00

    Introductory Remarks Robert Lebel, who was born in Paris on 5 January 1901 and who died in Paris on 28 February 1986, was an art expert (1935- ), an authority on ancient paintings with the courts of justice and the courts of appeals (1953- ), and a writer all of his life. It was in New York, at "An American Place," the Alfred Stieglitz Gallery,

  • Science meets Art: This Quarter and Jacob Bronowski

    • Girst, Thomas    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Cover for This Quarter, article by André Breton, edited by Edward W. Titus, Paris: The Black Manikin Press, September 1932 This Quarter (vol. V, no. 1) of September 1932 was published and edited by Edward B. Titus. In his third year as editor for the The Black Manickin Press, he also published the memoirs of Kiki