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How many moves can you last against Duchamp?
By Jenny Fan
posted: 02-27-11
  Marcel Duchamp's unparalled innovation in avant garde art is paralleled by his equally impressive accomplishments in chess. Duchamp, a self-described "chess maniac," even sought to win the French Chess Championship, and although that dream never came to fruition, Duchamp represente ...more

L.H.O.O.Q.: In Bronze and Magnified
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 02-26-11
Often appropriating traditional household objects and using them as the base ingredient for large-scale sculpture projects, Subodh Gupta has garnered a significant amount of attention both within his native India and abroad. Gupta’s final installations--even when amassed from hundreds of simp ...more

Recreating Etant Donnes at Francis Naumann
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 02-25-11
Jasper Johns called Duchamp's Etant Donnes, a sculptural installation of a naked, lifelike female limply sprawled against a lush woodland landscape,  "the strangest work of art shown in any museum." Visible only through a peephole in a brick-rimmed wooden door, it  has been va ...more

Duchamp down the catwalk?
By Jenny Fan
posted: 02-24-11
Finally, Duchamp’s readymade bares itself down the catwalk at the just concluded London Fashion Week in the form of the urinal dress, a signature piece in Philip Colbert’s AW 2011 Rodnik Band Collection.  Colbert has compared his own Duchamp fascination with the inspiration of Mondr ...more

Freeing Art History with a Ready-Print Urinal?
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 02-23-11
Thanks to the efforts of Rob Myers and cwebber, Duchamp’s infamous ready-made, Fountaine, can now be reproduced by anyone with a 3D printer and used in service of aesthetics, sanitation, or humor as seen fit. Though the updated version has been criticized for its dissemblance to the 1919 ori ...more

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