• Wayne Andersen, Marcel Duchamp: The Failed Messiah

    • Naumann Francis M.    07/10/10

    Wayne Andersen, Marcel Duchamp: The Failed Messiah (Geneva: Éditions Fabriart, 2010) This book is an insult to the intelligence of anyone who believes that Marcel Duchamp was an important and influential figure in the history of modern art in the early years of the 20th century. It’s subtitle-The Failed Messiah-tells you pretty much everythi

  • The Museum of Good Ideas

    • 06/17/10

    Duchamp's "underground" career -- decades ostensibly away from the art world in pursuit of chess -- is a touchstone for youthful artist Mark Bloch, who has taken the gameboard out of the underground and bck into the museum gallery in his recent series, Storage Museums. There's an element of travel chess here too, not to mention the Museum in a

  • Re-evaluating the Art & Chess of Marcel Duchamp

    • Randall, Ian    12/01/07

    Duchamp the Chess "Idiot" Damisch: You remember Duchamp's famous print of two chess players . . . [I was furious] that idiot, Duchamp! He just managed to get $2,000 off me for his Chess Association and in exchange he gave me this horrible etching of chess players. . . . [And he] said that Art no longer had any internal necessity; it was now a pure

  • Color-Coded Chromatic Chess

    • Naumann, Francis M.    12/01/05

      Please click on the still image for animated re-creation of Duchamp's Color-Coded Chess Pieces; Please click to start playing chess game immediately against the computer. The first generation of Duchamp's Color-Coded Chess Game has been created using computer chess program and 3 dimensional chess pieces that appropriate both Duchamp's che

  • Marcel Duchamp: Money Is No Object The Art of Defying the Art Market

    • Naumann, Francis M.    04/01/03

    * This essay was originally intended to serve as the second half of an article dealing with the general topic of Duchamp and money. The first part—which deals with the subject of how Duchamp used money in both his art and life—appeared in the April 2003 issue of Art in America. In the nearly thirty-five years that have passed since Duchamp’s

  • Moules femâlics [French]

    • Clair, Jean    04/01/03

      "Je crois beaucoup à l'érotisme (...) Cela remplace, si vous voulez, ce que d'autres écoles de littérature appelaient Symbolisme, Romantisme..." Marcel Duchamp Quelques mois avant sa mort, Duchamp élaborait une série de neuf gravures consacrées au thème des Amoureux(Figs. 1, 2) Ces neuf gravures avaient comme caractéristique commune

  • DD / DIAGRAMMAR / VERSION 1.1 / 2003

    • bonk, ecke    04/01/03

    Please scroll over text for small centered images. For pop-up enlargements, please click text. All double-page images from the posthumous 1538 Duerer edition: ©2003 Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. All rights reserved. All ima

  • Duchamp’s Perspective: The Intersection of Art and Geometry

    • Adcock, Craig    04/01/03

    click to enlargeFigure 1Marcel Duchamp, Three Standard Stoppages, 1913 Marcel Duchamp's readymade, but "not quite," as he called the Three Standard Stoppages(Fig. 1), is a highly ramified work of art.(1)The pieces of string used in its construction are related to sight lines and to vanishing points. In addition to their ostensive references&n