Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews – ouf of print

Calvin Tomkins


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  • Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
  • ISBN 9781936440405
  • 93 pages
  • Paperback
  • 20.4 × 13 × 0.7 cm

In 1964, Calvin Tomkins spent a number of afternoons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York City. The Afternoon Interviews reveals him to be 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. The book includes never before published portraits of Duchamp recently discovered in the Philadelphia Museum of Art archive and an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend. Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews reintroduces the reader key ideas of his artistic world in a lively and candid way and renews him as a vital model for a new generation of artists living and working today.