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The Artist and His Critic Stripped Bare: The Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel, Bilingual Edition

Paul B. Franklin


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ISBN: 9781606064436
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"Robert Lebel, a French art critic and collector, was instrumental in rendering Marcel Duchamp's often hermetic life, art, and ideas accessible to a wider public across Europe and the United States, principally with Sur Marcel Duchamp (1959), the first monograph and catalogue raisonnae devoted to the artist. Duchamp was a willing partner in the book's creation. His active participation in both its conception and layout was so substantial that the book is considered part of the artist's oeuvre. But the project took six years to complete. The trials, tribulations, quarrels, and machinations that plagued the production, publication, and publicity of Sur Marcel Duchamp are the focus of this correspondence between two lifelong friends. Translated and printed in full together for the first time, these letters, postcards, and telegrams from the collection of the Getty Research Institute offer uncensored access to the evolution of the relationship between Lebel and Duchamp from December 1946 to April 1967. They provide valuable information about their daily activities as well as those of friends and colleagues, vital details concerning their various collective projects, not to mention illuminating insights into their thinking about art and life. These documents, witty and sincere, bear witness to the art of friendship and to a friendship in art. This is a bilingual edition, with all texts in English and French."--ECIP data view.
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  • Hardcover
    $73.99
ISBN: 9781606064436
ANNOTATION:
"Robert Lebel, a French art critic and collector, was instrumental in rendering Marcel Duchamp's often hermetic life, art, and ideas accessible to a wider public across Europe and the United States, principally with Sur Marcel Duchamp (1959), the first monograph and catalogue raisonnae devoted to the artist. Duchamp was a willing partner in the book's creation. His active participation in both its conception and layout was so substantial that the book is considered part of the artist's oeuvre. But the project took six years to complete. The trials, tribulations, quarrels, and machinations that plagued the production, publication, and publicity of Sur Marcel Duchamp are the focus of this correspondence between two lifelong friends. Translated and printed in full together for the first time, these letters, postcards, and telegrams from the collection of the Getty Research Institute offer uncensored access to the evolution of the relationship between Lebel and Duchamp from December 1946 to April 1967. They provide valuable information about their daily activities as well as those of friends and colleagues, vital details concerning their various collective projects, not to mention illuminating insights into their thinking about art and life. These documents, witty and sincere, bear witness to the art of friendship and to a friendship in art. This is a bilingual edition, with all texts in English and French."--ECIP data view.

Annotation

"Robert Lebel, a French art critic and collector, was instrumental in rendering Marcel Duchamp's often hermetic life, art, and ideas accessible to a wider public across Europe and the United States, principally with Sur Marcel Duchamp (1959), the first monograph and catalogue raisonnae devoted to the artist. Duchamp was a willing partner in the book's creation. His active participation in both its conception and layout was so substantial that the book is considered part of the artist's oeuvre. But the project took six years to complete. The trials, tribulations, quarrels, and machinations that plagued the production, publication, and publicity of Sur Marcel Duchamp are the focus of this correspondence between two lifelong friends. Translated and printed in full together for the first time, these letters, postcards, and telegrams from the collection of the Getty Research Institute offer uncensored access to the evolution of the relationship between Lebel and Duchamp from December 1946 to April 1967. They provide valuable information about their daily activities as well as those of friends and colleagues, vital details concerning their various collective projects, not to mention illuminating insights into their thinking about art and life. These documents, witty and sincere, bear witness to the art of friendship and to a friendship in art. This is a bilingual edition, with all texts in English and French."--ECIP data view.

Publisher Description

Robert Lebel, French art critic and collector, was instrumental in rendering Marcel Duchamp s often hermetic life, art, and ideas accessible to a wider public across Europe and the United States, principally with his 1959 publication "Sur Marcel Duchamp," the first monograph and catalogue raisonne devoted to the artist. Duchamp was a willing partner in the book s creation. In fact, his active participation in both its conception and layout was so substantial that the book is considered part of the artist s oeuvre. But the project took six years to complete. The trials, tribulations, quarrels, and machinations that plagued the production, publication, and publicity of "Sur Marcel Duchamp" are the focus of this correspondence between two lifelong friends. Translated and printed in full together for the first time, and including the original French texts, these letters, postcards, and telegrams from the collection of the Getty Research Institute offer uncensored access to the evolution of the relationship between Lebel and Duchamp from December 1946 to April 1967. They provide valuable information about their daily activities as well as those of friends and colleagues, vital details concerning their various collective projects, and illuminating insights into their thinking about art and life. These documents, witty and sincere, bear witness to the art of friendship and a friendship in art."

Author Biography

Paul B. Franklin is an independent scholar and editor-in-chief of the bilingual scholarly journal "Etant donne Marcel Duchamp." Jean-Jacques Lebel is an artist who lives and works in Paris."

Product Details

Pages
384
Publisher
Getty Research Institute
ISBN-10
1606064436
ISBN-13
9781606064436
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Author
Paul B. Franklin
Year
2016
Short Title
FRE-ARTIST & HIS CRITIC STRIPP
Language
French
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
2016-04-26
Subtitle
The Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

14 Jun, 2017
Well researched, thorough historical book
By Lyn