Eilshemius and Duchamp

 

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From Stefan Banz,

Director of Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp | The Forestay Museum of Art

(AKMD) in Cully

 

LOUIS MICHEL EILSHEMIUS UND

SEIN EINFLUSS AUF MARCEL DUCHAMP

With a foreword by Ugo Rondinone

 

„In his comprehensively researched and excitingly written study, Stefan Banz examines the question—and is the first author ever to have done so—as to why Duchamp was so passionately interested in this eccentric outsider of the New York art scene and as to whether and

to what extent this enthusiasm also had an influence on his own work as an artist.

 

Stefan Banz’s researches uncover astonishing facts that not only underscore how great and underestimated Eilshemius was but also how strongly Duchamp had been influenced by this relatively unknown artist when creating such famous works as his Élevage de poussière

or Étant donnés.

 

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Umschlagbild: LOUIS M. EILSHEMIUS, AMERICAN TRAGEDY: REVENGE (Ausschnitt), 1901, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C.