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The genius of Duchamp?
Larry Evans on chess: Marcel Duchamp's vexing problem
By Susan Polgar
posted: 09-12-08
"Many years ago [Francis] Neumann also submitted it to my column in Chess Life, offering a reward of $15 to anyone who either could solve it or prove there was no possible solution. ' I have since subjected this problem to the most powerful computers and I am now convinced that Duchamp has given us, ...more

(Re)make it new
By William Bostwick , loveindustrialdesign.com
posted: 09-12-08
"Johnson and Duchamp turned springs and shovels into art objects by renaming them, changing their context, casting them in new light. The shovel never changedľjust the way we looked at it. ..Duchamp's shovel is still a shovel. John Gordon says that as a curator, he's ' looking for craftsmanship and ...more

Chess from Duchamp to Damien Hirst
By Alastair Sooke, Telegraph.co.uk
posted: 09-12-08
"In 1927, Marcel Duchamp...married a young heiress called Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor. The honeymoon did not go well. "Duchamp spent most of the week studying chess problems," recalled the artist's close friend Man Ray, "and his bride, in desperate retaliation, got up one night when he was asleep and glu ...more

Original Copies: 'The Art of Appropriation' at MoMA
By JOHN GOODRICH , The New York Sun
posted: 09-12-08
"Nearby, Duchamp's "L.H.O.O.Q. Shaved" (1965) consists simply of a playing-card image of the "Mona Lisa" mounted on a sheet signed by the artist. The artist has left this portrait mustache-less, unlike his infamous "L.H.O.O.Q." of nearly a half-century before." Exhibition until November 10 2008 ...more

Art object' stickers mysteriously appear, stirring discussion
By Steve Wideman , Post Crescent
posted: 09-12-08
"No one knows where the dots came from, said Benjamin Shahin...'They are everywhere downtown. You'll see light poles valued at $1,' Shahin said... The stickers suggest a notion by the late French artist Marcel Duchamp of "ready-made" art: that an artist can elevate an ordinary object to the status o ...more

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