Twitter Follow

Categories

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

« The Mechanical Universe and the Use of Turning Things Upside Down: Newton, Grunpeck and the Power of Images | Main | Writers with Guns »

August 29, 2011

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83542d51e69e2015434ee0859970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Filling Holes Up: the Reverse, "Two-Sided" Holes of Marcel Duchamp. :

Comments

Charles

I would quibble with your description of the Large Glass, of Duchamp's "finishing it after many years of labor." He abandoned work on the Large Glass for years at a time, and finally declared it had "reached a definitive state of incompletion."

I think I finally understood the Large Glass (insofar as that is possible) when I read an interview with Duchamp, accompanied by a photo of him looking through a New York bookstore's shop window. He talked about how a window was a "transaction" between the viewer and the shop display.

John F. Ptak

Thank you, Charles, for those insights.

Allan Smithee

Re: Duchamp & Readymades

Duchamp always seems to be having the last laugh. It's commonly thought that "Readymades" were found objects which Duchamp chose and presented as (anti)art.

Turns out they weren't found objects at all but manufactured to Duchamp's specifications.

In Advance to a Broken Arm (1915) & Fountain (1917) are prime examples of this.

Tried to find the Hilton Kramer(?) article but couldn't where he claims if that were true, Duchamp should be decanonized because he would no longer be a philosopher/artist but merely a talented potter.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Categories

The Fine Print

Blog powered by Typepad
AddThis Social Bookmark Button