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The artist and his critic stripped bare : the correspondence of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel / edited and translated by Paul B. Franklin ; with a foreword by Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Publication:
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 401 pages ; 23 cm
Edition:
Bilingual edition.
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Other Title:
Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel
Subjects:
Artists -- France -- Correspondence.
Art critics -- France -- Correspondence.
Art critics.
Artists.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Correspondence.
Lebel, Robert -- Correspondence.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
Lebel, Robert.
France.
Form/Genre:
Personal correspondence.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Language:
English and French.
Summary:
Robert Lebel, French art critic and collector, was instrumental in rendering Marcel Duchamps 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 raisonneĢ devoted to the artist. Duchamp was a willing partner in the books creation. In fact, his active participation in both its conception and layout was so substantial that the book is considered part of the artists 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 life-long 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--Back cover.
Contents:
Note to the reader / Paul B. Franklin
Foreword: "Thanks for the buggy-ride" / Jean-Jacques Lebel
Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel : the art of friendship, a friendship in art / Paul B. Franklin
The correspondence / Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel
"Besides it is always the others who die" : a chronology of Marcel Duchamp's life and work / Paul B. Franklin.
Notes:
"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 raisonneĢ 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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-392) and index.
Contributor:
Getty Research Institute, issuing body.
Franklin, Paul B., 1967- editor, translator.
Contains:
Container of: Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968. Correspondence. Selections. 2015.
Container of: Lebel, Robert. Correspondence. Selections.
Artist and his critic stripped bare.
Artist and his critic stripped bare. French.
ISBN:
9781606064436
1606064436
OCLC:
918149827
Publisher Number:
99978856168
40025984724
99968401565