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Drawing on Art: Duchamp and Company

Dalia Judovitz


Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 readymade, L.H.O.O.Q., which he created by drawing a moustache and goatee on a commercial reproduction of the Mona Lisa, precipitated a radical reevaluation of the meaning of art, the process of art making, and the role of the artist. This book explores the central importance of appropriation, collaboration, influence, and play in Duchamp’s work—and in Dada and Surrealist art more broadly—to show how the concept of art itself became the critical fuel and springboard for questioning art’s fundamental premises. The book argues that rather than simply negating art, Duchamp’s ... More

Keywords: Marcel Duchamp, Surrealist art, Dada, art making, readymades, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Enrico Baj, Gordon Matta-Clark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665297
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dalia Judovitz, author
Dalia Judovitz is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French at Emory. Her previous books include Unpacking Duchamp: Art in Transit (California, 1995)