Posts Tagged: Marcel Duchamp

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

Witch’s Cradle

A bafflingly unexplored moment in Maya Deren’s early career, one which unites her with the most revolutionary artist of the 20th century as well as its most important patron.

Witch’s Cradle

A bafflingly unexplored moment in Maya Deren’s early career, one which unites her with the most revolutionary artist of the 20th century as well as its most important patron.

Hearse power

A high-speed hearse chase, a rooftop chess match and some surprisingly demure up-skirt action…

Hearse power

A high-speed hearse chase, a rooftop chess match and some surprisingly demure up-skirt action…

Dada Baroness

There is ample evidence to suggest that the “Dada Baroness”, with her compulsion to invest mass-produced objects with totemic significance, exerted a strong influence on Duchamp’s readymades and thus on the entire history of 20th century art.

Dada Baroness

There is ample evidence to suggest that the “Dada Baroness”, with her compulsion to invest mass-produced objects with totemic significance, exerted a strong influence on Duchamp’s readymades and thus on the entire history of 20th century art.

Maldoror’s swansong

The violent, anarchic and obscene Maldoror, which Lautréamont composed in part by shouting verse while hammering atonally at a piano, was decades ahead of its time. “A few only may savour their bitter fruit without danger,” as its author himself acknowledged.

Maldoror’s swansong

The violent, anarchic and obscene Maldoror, which Lautréamont composed in part by shouting verse while hammering atonally at a piano, was decades ahead of its time. “A few only may savour their bitter fruit without danger,” as its author himself acknowledged.