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Re: Taking Duchamp to Another Level
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- Subject: Re: Taking Duchamp to Another Level
- From: Tim and Sunny Howard <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 10:25:11 -0800
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IMHO the term, "Get a Life", was created for people like Ms. Shearer.
Her work on proving that Duchamp's "readymades" were actually altered by
him is probably just a reaction-formation to her husband's scholarly -
and fascinating - works on natural history. And the art critics
involved in this 'tempest in a urinal' silliness are *definitely* being
influenced by Poincare's "concept of the fourth dimension" rather than
remaining in the sphere of Duchamp's "three-dimensional shadows"....They
should all relax and just go to the movies!
Thanks, Peter, for a most interesting and enjoyable article. Like you I
still enjoy Duchamp's work....
Cheers, Sunny Howard