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Marcel Duchamp

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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.

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.