pitchfork:

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04.17.14 /15:03/ 240
pommegranatee:

Marcel Duchamp - Mile of String (1942)
"Duchamp’s experiments with space and display continued when, after the exodus of many of the Surrealists out of Europe during WWII, Andre Breton called on him to install the first international Surrealist exhibition in the United States.

Having acquired sixteen miles of ordinary white string for the installation, the artist engaged the help of several friends to erect a criss-crossed webbing (in the end, using only a fraction of his overzealous purchase). 
The twine traversed the mansion’s former drawing rooms, filled for the exhibition with paintings hung on portable display partitions (paintings being the overwhelming majority of what was on show).
The tangled mesh did not cut off vision completely (it was the frustration, not the elimination of sight that Duchamp desired); nevertheless, the entwinement between and in front of so many of the things ‘on display’ constituted a decided barrier between the spectator and the works of art.”
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stevemccurrystudios:

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suicidewatch:

listening to.
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~   Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (via ivankaramazovs)
quincampoix:

Barnett Newman, Moment, 1946
04.13.14 /18:19/ 7
quincampoix:

Mario Ballocco, Grata nera, 1952
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CHEYENNE SOPHIA
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congestive-art-disease:

"The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility." — Francis Bacon

Seriously. Bacon is one of my favourites.

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