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Everything is there because Duchamp wanted, or put, it there. “There was
nothing spontaneous about it,” he remarked in 1966, “which of course is a great
objection on the part of aestheticians. They want the subconscious to speak by
The best-known satire on that was Marcel Duchamp's LHOOQ, 1919: the
moustache on the Mona Lisa, a gesture by now synonymous with impish cultural
irreverence (plate 35). As is usual with Duchamp's puns, it works on several
layers at ...
In the late sixties, Duchamp—who within twenty years would be an unconsulted
and a nearly forgotten oracle—had risen to the stature, among younger artists,
that Picasso had enjoyed in the forties. But there was an important difference.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
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Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review