Marcel Duchamp The Afternoon Interviews

In 1964, Calvin Tomkins spent a number of afternoons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York. Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose playful principles toward living freed him to make art that was as unpredictable, complex, and surprising as life itself. Those interviews have never been edited and made public, until now. The Afternoon Interviews, which includes an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, reintroduces the reader to key ideas of his artistic world and renews Duchamp as a vital model for a new generation of artists. This product has been discontinued. See the Related Products below or email mailorder@royalacademy.org.uk and we can suggest something similar which you may also like.
£14.50
No longer available

More details

No. of Illustrations Throughout
Dimensions 22 x 13cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02086313

Delivery & returns information

UK delivery within 3 to 5 working days*
Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

* For made to order Epic Posters by Surface View please allow up to 21 working days for the order to be processed, printed and delivered within the UK

Product story

MD: I think there's an element in the slowness of the execution that adds to the possibility of producing something that will be durable in its epxression, that will be considered important five cneturies later.
CT: In that sense your own work could be said to be in conflict with the spirit of the century.
MD: Yes, because I produced so little, and everything I produced took me quite a long time.

Calvin Tomkins was born in 1925 in Orange, New Jersey. He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1960. His many profiles include John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Leo Castelli, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman and Jasper Johns. Tomkins is the author of 12 books, including The Bride and the Bachelors (1965), Living Well Is the Best Revenge (1971), Lives of the Artists (2008) and Duchamp: A Biography (1996).

110 pages.

Reviews