Saturday, September 15, 2012

duchampion ready-made jeu de boites...

...and oh so last century...

*"5. Many ready-mades had an intentional, aesthetic quality as their origin and were not mere anti-artistic gestures, as was frequently thought during the 1950s and '60s. It is also necessary here to distinguish between examples. In any case, it seems essential to elucidate in each particular case what is the exact nature of the aesthetic meaning and what is its likely evolution."

[*from 'The Meaning of the Ready-mades', p.29 in Duchamp: Love and Death, even by Juan Antonio RAMIREZ, translated from the spanish by Alexander R. Tulloch, Reaktion Books, 1998]

[corner of East 21st Avenue and Prince Edward Street]

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