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The definitive mechano-sexual metaphor, however, was created by Marcel
Duchamp (1887-1968). In the years before he gave up the public production of
art in favour of chess (and the secret construction of his last work, Etant Donnees,
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 ...
Much ingenuity was spent on answering it, and the accepted guide was Marcel
Duchamp. In the sixties Duchamp 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
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