Pfeffer, Susanne. MARCEL DUCHAMP. 850 pages, including 800 color plates. Folio, wraps. Koln, Walther Konig, 2023.
Not in stock. Publication announced for December 2023
This epic 850-page volume is the new comprehensive appraisal of the endlessly inspirational art of Marcel Duchamp, following the previous classic Duchamp surveys by Arturo Schwartz for Thames & Hudson in 1969 and Pontus Hulten for MIT Press in 1993. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst (the first in two decades to present works spanning all phases of the artist's oeuvre), it features texts by leading philosophers, theorists and critics. Rarely seen archival images of Duchamp at work and at play are interspersed throughout reproductions of his iconic paintings, drawings, sculptures, found objects, publications and editions, to convey the singular integration of life and art for this exemplary "respirateur," as well as spreads from Dada and Surrealist publications and ephemera, and even chess journals. This volume is unrivaled as an account of Duchamp's lifelong ingenuity, wit, craftsmanship and subversiveness.
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