Item Number: 144443
Title: DUCHAMP, MAN RAY and the Conundrum of the Replica : Remaking the Readymade
Author: Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina
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Description: London-New York: Routledge, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 290pp. illus.
Summary: Duchamp, Man Ray and the Conundrum of the Replica - Remaking the Readymade is a groundbreaking account of the practice of íreplicationí throughout the careers of the radical, pioneering, and ultimately iconic twentieth-century artists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. New aspects are uncovered about Duchampís and Man Rayís 24 editioned replicas of their most significant works, and their subsequent impact on the art world - intensifying and complicating twenty-first century understanding of these artistsí initial conceptions. As the legacy of Dada is explored a century later, this book promises to stimulate debates about replication, innovation, aura, authorship, and value, as well as the meaning of terms such as creativity, originality, and uniqueness. Adina Kamien-Kazhdan reveals the untold story of Duchampís and Man Rayís collaboration with Arturo Schwarz, proprietor of Milanís Galeria Schwarz, by unearthing previously unpublished correspondence and documentary materials, combined with her exclusive interviews with Schwarz. She details heretofore unrevealed aspects of the processes involved in the (re)creation of emblematic Dada art objects, such as Duchampís Bicycle Wheel, and Man Rayís Cadeau (Gift). Duchamp, Man Ray and the Conundrum of the Replica thus provides novel interpretations that challenge established theories of authenticity and authorship, and illuminates our understanding of how these artists sought to take control of their artistic legacies and furthered their lifelong goals of inciting controversy and defying the artistic establishment.
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