Much has been written about Duchamp from the point of view of gender studies which focus on sex and gender roles. This book examines Duchamp’s work from the metaphysical level of Androgyny, which has nothing to do with sexuality except in a symbolic manner.Duchamp understood Androgyny as a psychological state, and as a traditional ideal of spiritual traditions around the world. It is the first book-length study of Androgyny in the work of any major artist.
10 x 7 inches. 88 pages. 23,000 words. 36 plates.
Slipcase. Smythe sewn, green cloth cover, gold foil stamped face & spine.
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The first book-length study of this aspect of Duchamp’s work by a noted scholar who, as a young curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, talked about Androgyny with Duchamp (when they were not playing chess). Androgyny, once a quite esoteric subject, has now been designated a "megatrend" in contemporary society. The text explores the psychological and historical aspects of the concept of true male/female balance as a metaphysical ideal, then traces the many ways Duchamp visualized the concept during every decade of his career. This elegantly designed book, boxed in hand-cut green cloth, is a limited edition object, presented as a signed and numbered edition of 1,000 copies with a "readymade" of L.H.O.O.Q. on the cover.From the Inside Flap:
"I enthusiastically recommend DUCHAMP & ANDROGYNY. It explores Duchamp’s staged androgyny, his metamorphosis into a female persona in 1920 with the birth of Rrose Sélavy, and other images that invite rethinking issues of gender and philosophy. ... These are topics of extreme interest today, subjects that have been explored in depth by a host of young contemporary artists."
- Francis M. Naumann, author of MARCEL DUCHAMP: THE ART OF MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION, and editor of AFFECTIONATELY MARCEL: THE SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP
"Graham’s focus on the little analyzed metaphysical concerns of Duchamp, and...the iconography of the Androgyne is fascinating. What’s more, Graham is EXTREMELY well qualified to present this material as he knows the field so well, and even interviewed Duchamp on the subject."
- Moira Roth, author of DIFFERENCE/INDIFFERENCE: MUSINGS ON POSTMODERNISM, MARCEL DUCHAMP AND JOHN CAGE
"Having been declared ‘artist of the (20th) century’ at the end of the last millennium, Duchamp continues to intrigue, annoy, and delight, often in equal measure! ... Graham’s scholarship is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on the artist, proving once again that the Daddy of Dada is always in need of another look."
- Michael R. Taylor, Assistant Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art & author of "Rrose Sélavy" in FEMININMASCULIN: LE SEX DE L’ART
"...very well conceived... [and a]... most interesting contribution to what has become Duhampology!"
- Arturo Schwarz, author of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF MARCEL DUCHAMP
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