This revised edition of Calvin Tomkins’s Duchamp: A Biography arrives on the artist from the Time-Life Library of Art; The World of Marcel Duchamp appeared. Nearly everything about L.A. appealed to Ruscha. He wanted to live there, and he knew that the only thing he could be was an artist. By Calvin Tomkins. The two most recent indications of the thriving Duchamp enterprise are Calvin Tomkins’ new book Duchamp: A Biography, miraculously the only one of the artist .

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In addition to the photos of the famed artist from his book that were on display, there were also framed shots of Duchamp playing chess in the seemingly untouched West 10th Street space. And Tomkins merely had to look out the window to see the brownstone Duchamp lived in and where the tomkinz were conducted. Forty-four years after their first conversation, Tomkins said what still stands out about Duchamp was his complicated nature.


He was the unusual combination of being very relaxed and easy, and ready to talk about anything on any level. Tomkins drew from five-and- a-half hours of taped conversations with Duchamp for the new Badlands Unlimited-published book. Here we have been talking for hours!

His [second] wife, Teeny, who had been married to Pierre Matisse, created this wonderful island. I never saw him uncomfortable in any situation.

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tomkins

And as a result, slow work is calvni bad: You must do a painting at the most in an afternoon. I mean, you are not considered important at all.

The intention was to see some other side of it that might even be contrary to whatever importance or design it makes. More than 50 years into his run at The New Yorker, Tomkins has proven his own endurance.

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