Duchamp has ratings and 19 reviews. Frank said: No book in a long while has made me think as deeply about art as has Calvin Tomkins’ excellent biogra. This revised edition of Calvin Tomkins’s Duchamp: A Biography arrives on the artist from the Time-Life Library of Art; The World of Marcel Duchamp appeared. Nearly everything about L.A. appealed to Ruscha. He wanted to live there, and he knew that the only thing he could be was an artist. By Calvin Tomkins.

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And as a result, tomlins work is considered bad: Essentialist Today’s Must Read. There are many facts about his day to day life, but after while it gets boring. As the grandfather of what came to be known as Conceptual art, his idea that art was not solely otmkins exclusively a visual thing has permeated the atmosphere.

Very readable biography that immerses you in the world Duchamp lived in and explains the way Etant Donne got made.

Well, what if the two things are related? Refresh and try again. This was so powerful, that art could be all these other things. Do you thinkhis prediction has come true? Want to Read saving…. Tompkins provided exactly what I wanted: In addition to the photos of the famed artist from his book that were on display, there were also framed shots of Duchamp tomkin chess in the seemingly untouched West 10th Street space.


You can see this leading to a real crash, which would be connected with the breakdown of society — the breakdown of corporate Western society. A totally readable, casual set of interviews by someone who’s comfortable enough with Duchamp to call him out on some funny little b.

David rated it really liked it Dec 02, A bit of holiday glitter on Fifth Avenue. The author’s intimacy with the subject and glorious prose style, wit, and deep sense of irony–“the only antidote to despair”–make him the perfect writer to bring this clvin life story to intelligent readers everywhere.

What I can say is that as someone who had a slim but strong appreciation for Duchamp’s tomkkns and knew almost nothing of his life and personality, I found this book to be readable, interesting, and insightful. Tmkins Beauty global makeup artist Hector Espinal shows how to nail the red eyeshadow trend — just in time for the holidays.

My favorite part is when the elder Duchamp attends a lecture about himself that accuses him of incestuous feelings toward his sister.

Feb 12, Joe rated it it was amazing. I can’t speak to any of these concerns as this is the first book about Duchamp I have read. Dec 22, Brock rated it it was ok.

I mean, you are not considered important at all. A lot of people thought he was dead. I think that largely goes back to Duchamp. Long before the end, it becomes apparent that it was Duchamp, not Picasso, who was the great artistic influence of the 20th century.

Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins

What if it turns out calfin the solution to unemployment is that, as Joseph Beuys said, everyone is an artist? A lot of things coming together at the same time has drawn a lot of attention to Copenhagen. More than 50 years into his run at The New Yorker, Tomkins has proven his own endurance. Bike Shorts in Fashion: Open Preview See a Problem?


Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins

The authoritative Biography on the original “non-artist”. I never saw him uncomfortable in any situation. Daniel Danzer rated it it was amazing Nov 30, And Tomkins merely had to look out the window to see the brownstone Duchamp lived in and where the interviews were conducted.

John O’Toole rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Robyn Van Gennip rated it did not like it Oct 06, CT Rirkrit is certainly one of the artists who is involved with the social aspects. Lamar Anderson rated it really liked it May 28, I looked at several other books about Duchamp before choosing this one.

Jeannine Lemiszki rated it liked it Jan 18, CT One of them that comes to mind is Paul Chan, whose art, to me, is completely unpredictable. A great biography of a very influential man by a very important art critic.