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Spellbound By Marcel: Duchamp, Love, and Art

Author: Ruth Brandon.

Spellbound By Marcel: Duchamp, Love, and Art

Author: Ruth Brandon.

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Item #: D31911
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643138619
During the Great War, collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg hosted a variety of European artists at their Manhattan apartment, and the mysterious Marcel Duchamp was foremost among them. Creating the painting Nude Descending a Staircase and the "readymade" art piece Fountain—actually a urinal—Duchamp gained notoriety, but also lifelong admirers. ... More
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During the Great War, collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg hosted a variety of European artists at their Manhattan apartment, and the mysterious Marcel Duchamp was foremost among them. Creating the painting Nude Descending a Staircase and the "readymade" art piece Fountain—actually a urinal—Duchamp gained notoriety, but also lifelong admirers. Here Ruth Brandon charts the Frenchman's complex ménage ? trois with ceramicist Beatrice Wood and future Jules and Jim novelist Henri-Pierre Roché, a relationship with profound implications for these free spirits and for modern art itself.


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