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Marcel Duchamp

WATCH: This Surrealist Film Is Amazing

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Once upon a time in 1947 a quintet of uber-famous artists got together to make a film. The result was "Dreams That Money Can Buy," the trippy tale of ...

Chess Art Under Alekhine's Watchful Eye

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Every few years somebody discovers the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), connects him with chess and quotes him:"While all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."

Man Ray Portraits

David Galenson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Growing up in Brooklyn as the son of a Russian immigrant factory worker, Emmanuel Radnitzky stole tubes of paint from a local art supply store, but ha...

The Best Art Pranks In Honor Of April Fool's Day

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Happy April Fool's Day! Whether you are celebrating the holiday by taking advantage of your most gullible acquaintances or fending off pranks, we hope...

100 Years in the Underground: Steichen to Sherman to Infinity

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

If you're in New York and at all interested in photography, do yourself a favor and check out this show.

Armory Show Legacy Benefits Museum of Modern Art

Liz Goldner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Liz Goldner

The 100-year anniversary of the 1913 New York Armory Show on February 17th brings new light to the history of modern art in this country and to the creation of MoMA. The exhibition's goal was to bring before the public art "usually neglected by current shows."

Where Do We Don't Go From Here

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

The contemporary art world is like a Titanic that will never sink -- like the corporate world that is "too big to fail."

This Year's Armory Show Lineup Is Finally Released

Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts

Who is getting excited for the Armory Show? The 2013 lineup for the art world's equivalent of March Madness was released yesterday and we're already m...

E-lit Plays With Language

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.07.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Media, like language, are processes through which information is stored, accessed and presented in certain ways to the relative exclusion (mastery) of others.

'The Clock' And Other Examples Of Time In Art

Posted 12.24.2012 | Arts

Christian Marclay's "The Clock" -- that darling, 24-hour montage of time pieces in film -- is back in New York City this week, wooing audiences at MoM...

The Drama of the Gifted Duchamp

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

As can be seen in many paintings on view, healthy sibling rivalry often took place around a game of chess, safely transferring brotherly battles to the symbolic realm of the chessboard or painted tableau.

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

'It's Somebody Having Sex': Jeff Koons Bares the Subtext of His Art in Brussels

ARTINFO | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

BRUSSELS -- Jeff Koons delivered a walking lecture consisting of equal parts sex and art history last Saturday, as he opened a small but broad show at...

Who Is Wade Guyton And Why Is He Such A Big Deal?

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

Nobody, it seems, has a bad thing to say about Wade Guyton these days. Critic Roberta Smith called the artist's current mid-career survey at the Whitn...

Happy Birthday, Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of avant-garde photographer and painter who came into this world as Emmanuel Radnitzky, and left as Man Ray. The renowned Surrea...

Happy 125th Birthday, Marcel Duchamp!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Today is the 125th anniversary of the birth of French artist and readymade master, Marcel Duchamp. The artist was born in the upper Normandy region...

Enjoy The Silence

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.27.2012 | Arts

Museums are no strangers to silence; in fact, like clockwork, a hush enshrouds the institutions from the entrance, allowing for a viewer's maximum med...

Art Runs in the Family

MutualArt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Artistic genes ran in the family of many iconic artists, although we hardly speak of the artwork of the lesser-known relatives who often provided great influence.

Terence Koh, Walking On Eggshells

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Terence Koh's latest show is entitled "yes pleased" (in lowercase, of course.) Predictably, the exhibition lacked a press release in the days leading ...

HELP DESK: Are You Trying to Wind Me Up?

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling -- or any other activity related to --...

Really?! You Call This Art?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

Almost a century after Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal titled "Fountain" to the Society of Independent Artists, we are still seeing readym...

Women in Chess: A Few Tales

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Lurking in the background, hiding their identity, they seem mysterious, magical, beautiful. At first, they observed the game from a distance, but as centuries went by, women were drawn closer to the chessboard.

Sir Damien Hirst: Artist or Entrepreneur?

David Galenson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Hirst's enormous financial success, and the conspicuous delight he takes in it, have produced anguish, envy and outright hostility among many in England's staid and priggish art world, who cling to the ancient ideal that artists should be secular priests, who take vows of poverty and regard money as a source of corruption.

(R)evolution in Rock: The Art Takes Los Angeles by Storm

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...