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Marcel Duchamp

How To Tell If Your Subversive Artwork Is Really That Subversive

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

So you want to make a work of art. And not just any work of art, but a work that truly pops, shocks, offends, and mortifies. You want gasps and e...

Suspended Worlds: Damián Ortega at Milan's HangarBicocca

MutualArt | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

Stepping into Damián Ortega's solo exhibition Casino (curated by Vicente Todolí) at Milan's HangarBicocca, viewers may feel that they have entered into a dark and unusual four-dimensional universe, dotted with bright frozen explosions.

Re-Contextualizing the Masters: An Essay in Photofunia Collages

John Seed | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
John Seed

It matters where you see a work of art, as do the things that surround it. Meanings emerge and change -- sometimes slightly, sometimes dramatically -- in relation to context.

Classic Artwork Censored To Accommodate Fox 5

Fusion | Molly Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (1955) sold at auction for a record-breaking $179 million on Monday. In reporting this story, NYC affiliat...

The Rise of the "Crypto-Relic"

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a piece entitled "Traces of the Holy: The contemporary art work as 'crypto-relic'" (TLS, 4/10/15), Matthew Bown makes the following comment, "The a...

The Readymade Is Already Made

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Katherine Meadowcroft

Of the twentieth-century art gods (Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol), Marcel Duchamp elicits no middle road. He is either revered as a godlike figure of contemporary art or disdained as a charlatan.

The Top 5 International Exhibitions Of The Year

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

In 2014, the art world continued to expand beyond traditional boundaries, establishing centers in cities around the globe.

Where Fashion, Pop Art and Perspective Meet Performance

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 02.07.2015 | Style
Jocelyn Jeffery

Philip Colbert created fashion label The Rodnik Band, which plays with pop art to create dresses that replicate artwork like Marcel Duchamp's Urinal.

Paris Journal: Marcel Duchamp. La Penture, Meme

Francis Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Duchamp's eyes, eroticism was as much of a movement as expression and cubism. Besides unifying the concerns of Duchamp's career, the exhibition of early work also demonstrates one of the reasons that the artist may have given up painting.

The Story of Art By Dimitar Solakov (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

Bulgarian artist Dimitar Solakov never had a proper academical education on the history of art. One day he decided not to be ashamed of that anymore and to use it as a kind of advantage.

Steven and William Ladd: Intricate and Intimate

Blair Schulman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Engaging with the artists and their work on multiple levels the audience serves as both observer and participant. This idea becomes a springboard for a wealth of ideas beyond objects and craft.

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

12 Delicious Marcel Duchamp Quotes To Unleash Your Inner Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts

On one July 28, 127 years ago, a man named Marcel Duchamp was welcomed into this bizarre and beautiful world, only to make it all the stranger. He's o...

April Nordbee: Small Town Duchamp

John Seed | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
John Seed

April Nordbee, a 29-year-old mother of two who lives in Wisconsin, has found her life completely changed over the past two years, all as the result of a lucky keystroke error she made during a Google search that caused her to discover the life and work of artist Marcel Duchamp.

9 Things You Didn't Know About The World's Most Beloved Urinal Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyo...

The Art of Conceptual Poetry: Interview With Geoffrey Gatza

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Geoffrey Gatza is an award-winning poet and editor. He is the author many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

William Kentridge: How to Leave a Concrete Trace in the World

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Multi-layered, complex, dreamlike and humanistic, The Refusal of Time is a manifestation, a work of art that seeks to explore ambiguity, to remain unfinished and to avoid the black hole at the end of time.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

Henry Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season l...

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

What-Is-Art Questions These Days Get Answered by Courtroom Judges

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.17.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A lot of art world questions that might normally be the purview of art critics, curators, dealers, historians and artists themselves increasingly are being decided these days in courtrooms by judges.

Happy Birthday Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

In honor of Man Ray's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today is the birt...

Happy Birthday, Marcel Duchamp!

Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marcel Duchamp's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the 12...

15 Everyday Objects Extraordinary Artists Use From the Simple to Subversive

Austin Considine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

A new crop of contemporary South Asian artists is using everyday objects in ways that feel arresting and subversive. The effect: you feel a cunning contradiction of chills and excitement mingling.