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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Very readable biography that immerses you in the world Duchamp lived in and explains the way Etant Donne got made. I didn’t expect a deep artistic analysis and I got tomkiins spades what I expected – a bit of insight into the thinking of Duchamp and the human being he was. Return to Book Page.

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Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins

Tompkins does his level best to provide a context for the work, but while he uncovers information about how the work came into being as in his account of the famous “Fountain” readymade and does a good job of describing the formal qualities of individual pieces, he doesn’t seem to have the theoretical equipment for more trenchant analysis.

At the time he said it, he felt it was music that was doing the talking and the others were listening. You could say that the Abstract Expressionist period was the anti-Duchampian era of the art establishment.


Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since I understand much more than I did before. Tompkins provided exactly what I wanted: Apr 28, Austin Kleon added it. In some ways, art could have an influence on that. I do get people, including artists, who said they read The Bride and the Bachelors when they were in art school, or even before, and that it had a big influence on them. Books by Calvin Tomkins.

Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins

Preview — Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins. His craftsmanship was amazingly good, and he was willing to devote infinite time. Fenty Beauty global makeup artist Hector Espinal shows how to nail the red eyeshadow trend — just in time for the holidays. Seems pretty exhaustively researched, is humorous and entertaining, and is also great at discussing the various main interpretations of Duchamp’s work and legacy.

There are many facts about his day to day life, but after while it gets boring. When I started, there was no art coverage in the news magazines and there was no regular coverage, even in Time.

Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins – WWD

Certainly, we no longer can think of art as something that hangs on the wall. There are so many artists who want their work to resonate in society, to go outside of ducbamp artworld, to go outside of art.

And tom,ins a result, slow work is considered bad: That makes it much easier in some ways and much more difficult in other ways. Did someone take it while I was away? More than 50 years into his run at The New Yorker, Tomkins has proven his own endurance. The lecture is given by Arturo Schwarz, a scholar obsessed with reading occult meanings into Duchamp’s work.


In addition to the photos of the famed artist from his book that were on display, there were also framed shots of Duchamp playing chess in the seemingly untouched West 10th Street space. Want to Read saving…. Tompkins writes well and has a knack for well-chosen details, many of which are quite funny this biography only strengthened my feeling that Duchamp’s work is ducham hilarious.

So I thought, what an amazing opportunity to educate all of us.

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It goes from the Marquis de Sade to technology, and he is so bright and smart and his mind is valvin alert that it could go off in a completely new direction. Lists with This Book. We also have this overproduction of artists in the world. A biographer also has to have an above average sense of humor to bring out the humanity in Duchamp.

I haven’t read it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He had personal acquaintance with every important artist of the century and was a subversive influence on them all. This was so powerful, that art could be all these other things.

CT With Duchamp you never get a conclusion in that sense. Joshua Disneyq rated it really liked it Jun 28,