• Duchamp Bottles Belle Greene: Just Desserts For His Canning

    • Garner, Bonnie Jean (with text boxes by Gould, Stephen Jay)    05/01/00

    "There are many people who may have contemplated the treasures of the Morgan Library without ever meeting personally its erstwhile director, Belle da Costa Greene. But no one there could have been unaware of her taste, her intelligence, her dynamism. For it was Miss Greene who transformed a rich man's casually built collection into one that ranks w

  • Delay in Delivery: A postcard sent by Duchamp in 1933

    • de Wolf, Hans    05/01/00

    click to enlarge 1.Man Ray,Kiki, 1924 2.Marcel Duchamp à Paris, 1931 In October 1933 Duchamp met with Nina and Wassily Kandinsky in Paris. They knew each other through Katherine Dreier who was close to both artists. Duchamp and the Kandinskys decided to send her a postcard. Dreier received the message in New York and the postcard eventually ende

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Duchamp’s 3 Standard Stoppages,More Truly a “Stoppage” (An Invisible Mending) Than We Ever Realized

    • Shearer, Rhonda Roland and Gould, Stephen Jay    12/01/99

    click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp, 3 Standard Stoppages, 1913-14 © 1999 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris Marcel Duchamp's first box, the Box of 1914, included the seminal note that led to one of the artist's most important works -- the 3 Stoppages Étalon(or 3 Standard Stoppages): (1) The Idea of the Fabrication horizontal --If

  • The Green Box Stripped Bare: Marcel Duchamp’s 1934 “Facsimiles” Yield Surprises

    • Shearer, Rhonda Roland and Gould, Stephen Jay    12/01/99

    click to enlarge Green Box with 94 Items © 1999 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. click to enlarge Museum of Modern Art Lab. In 1934, Marcel Duchamp announced the publication of his Green Box (edition of 320 copies) in a subscription bulletin -- an enormous undertaking since each box contains 94 individual items mostly supposed