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Marcel Duchamp, the bachelor stripped bare : a biography

Author: Alice Goldfarb Marquis; Marcel Duchamp
Publisher: Boston : MFA Publications, a division of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare is not the first full-length biography of Duchamp, but it is the first to present him in all his human contradictions and to take a refreshingly objective look at his real contribution to twentieth-century art. The well-known facts are explored here: Duchamp's myriad personal relations (with family, lovers, collectors, and artists ranging from Man Ray, Picabia, and Breton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Goldfarb Marquis; Marcel Duchamp
ISBN: 0878466444 9780878466443
OCLC Number: 50777429
Notes: "A substantially different version of this book was published by the Whitson Pub. Co. in 1980 as Marcel Duchamp, Eros, c'est la vie"--Title page verso.
Description: 359 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Why Duchamp? --
Beginnings --
An extraordinary curiosity --
The joy of shocking --
A modern Leonardo --
A readymade genius --
The pun in mightier than the sword --
Checkmate --
Vacation in past time --
Breathing --
Anti-fame --
The last word --
Marcel Duchamp : a fond memoir / by Beatrice wood.
Responsibility: by Alice Goldfarb Marquis.

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"Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare is not the first full-length biography of Duchamp, but it is the first to present him in all his human contradictions and to take a refreshingly objective look at his real contribution to twentieth-century art. The well-known facts are explored here: Duchamp's myriad personal relations (with family, lovers, collectors, and artists ranging from Man Ray, Picabia, and Breton to the Stettheimer sisters and the Arensbergs); the creation of major works such as the "readymades" and the Large Glass; his passion for chess and presumed abandonment of painting. But beyond this, Alice Goldfarb Marquis looks past the diffident, humorous mask that Duchamp wore with friend and acquaintance alike, to explore the passions and insecurities that motivated many of his artistic and personal evolutions. And she separates the artist from the con artist, to determine just how profound an influence Duchamp has been."--Jacket.

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