• Ready-Aid?: A Note on Philippe Duboy’s Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma

    • Kennedy, Jake    12/01/00

    Philippe Duboy, Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma,Foreword by Robin Middleton, London: Thames and Hudson, 1986, 367 pages If the aura of the "original" in the work of art has been effectively dismissed by the techniques of modern mechanical reproduction, then we might say that that other aura (the aura of the fake, the inauthentic, the spurious)

  • Involuntary Muscular Action as an Untapped Energy Source: An Invention by Leonardo da Vinci and Marcel Duchamp

    • Shambroom, Donald    12/01/00

    (The following example of Marcel Duchamp's encounter with the mind of Leonardo da Vinci is exerpted from a longer essay. Duchamp discovered Leonardo's anatomical writings and drawings, through photogravure reproductions, in the Bibliothèque Sainte Géneviève in Paris, first as a curious visitor in 1910, then as a professional librarian wit

  • A Pun Among Friends

    • Gerrard, Steven B.    12/01/00

    click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp,Note 224, from Paul Matisse, Marcel Duchamp: Notes, 1980 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp, ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. click to enlarge Francis Picabia, Cover of Litterature, No. 7 (1 December, 1922) Marcel Duchamp's teammate (1)Francis Picabia illustrated Duchamp's lits-et-rature (2) pun

  • Marcel Duchamp in 1962

    • LaPelle, Rodger    12/01/00

    Early in 1962 Marcel Duchamp visited the students at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. I had seen his works at the Philadelphia Museum of Art when I was 12 years old and taking classes there. Now Marcel come into each studio and viewed our works. I was doing a series of "Housewives" entangled with shower nozzles, toilets, iron

  • Duchamp at NASA

    • Ellis, Stephen R.    12/01/00

    click to enlarge Our computer duchamp.arc.nasa.gov was the erstwhile host for our website. Well, it's not quite a Nude Descending a Staircase but it worked well for years and met the criterion of being named after well-known artists or contributors to the understanding of perspective images. Now it languishes in the backwaters behind ou

  • Between Gadget and Re-made: The Revolving History of the Bicycle Wheel [German]

    • Blunck, Lars    12/01/00

    Die Geschichte des Duchamp-schen Fahrrad-Rades ist häufig erzählt worden und hinlänglich bekannt. Ein Aspekt hat dabei jedoch oftmals zu wenig Berücksichtigung gefunden: die Benutzbarkeit dieser eigentümlichen Apparatur. click to enlarge Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel, 1913 © 2000 Succession Marce

  • Duchamps Horoscope [German]

    • Zaunschirm, Thomas    12/01/00

    Click to enlarge From a modern point of view, astrology and alchemy are early forms of our scientific thinking that are limited by superstition. To the historian they appear as partial spheres of a uniform or holistic take on the world. In recent times, it is surprising to note an aestheticizing ret

  • Shooting Bullets at the Barn

    • Girst, Thomas (with video)    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Left subtitle Marcel Duchamp, Cover for the First Papers of Surrealism, New York, 1942 (verso) © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris Right subtitle Marcel Duchamp, Cover for the First Papers of Surrealism, New York, 1942 (recto)© 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris click to

  • The Gift of Cassandra

    • Metcalf, James    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Left Marcel Duchamp,Exterior view of Etant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau / 2° le gaz d'éclairage(Given: 1. The Waterfall / 2. The Illuminating Gas), 1946-1966 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. Right Marcel Duchamp, Interior view of Etant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau / 2° le

  • Duchamp as Trickster

    • Gerrard, Steven B.    05/01/00

    click to enlarge Photograph of Duchamp sitting in front of a chess set designed by Max Ernst, 1968 © 2000 Succession Marcel Duchamp ARS, N.Y./ADAGP, Paris. click to enlarge The white square needs to be in the lower right-hand corner. Seen in James Eade, Chess for Dummies, 1996, p. 11 Cover for the "Chess for Dummie