3 New York Dadas and the Blind Man

Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri Pierre Roche and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists and also reprints in facsimile the Dadaist magazine they produced together in New York in 1917 The Blind Man The principal text is the first English translation of Roche s novelThree New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri Pierre Roche and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists and also reprints in facsimile the Dadaist magazine they produced together in New York in 1917 The Blind Man The principal text is the first English translation of Roche s novel Victor, an account of his friendship with Duchamp nicknamed Victor by his close friends in those days Although unfinished, Roche s text offers a unique account of New York Dada, all of whose principal characters and events make an appearance Francis Picabia, Arthur Cravan, the Arensbergs and their soirees, the Blind Man s Ball and the scandal of Duchamp s Fountain at the Independents exhibition, a pivotal moment in modern art The novel offers interesting insights into the sexual politics of the period, when a woman could be arrested or blackmailed for spending the night with a man to whom she was not married Roche, a lifelong friend of Duchamp, appears to have been something of a devotee of triangular relationships, and went on to write a famous novel on the topic also autobiographical , Jules et Jim later made into a film by Francois Truffaut Beatrice Wood s account of these events is taken from her memoirs she went on to become a celebrated ceramicist, dying in 1998 aged 105 The introduction and commentary is by Dawn Ades, the well known scholar of Dada and Surrealism.
New York Dadas and the Blind Man Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp Henri Pierre Roche and Beatrice Wood told in the words of two of its protagonists and a

  • Title: 3 New York Dadas and the Blind Man
  • Author: Marcel Duchamp Beatrice Wood Henri-Pierre Roché
  • ISBN: 9781900565431
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “3 New York Dadas and the Blind Man”

    1. A very handsome little book from Atlas Press, and a window onto a brief but crucial episode in New York City history which would forever redefine art. The Independents' Exhibition of 1917 and its promotional magazine "The Blind Man" were the locus of New York Dada's most infamous gesture -- Marcel Duchamp's submission of an inverted urinal titled "Fountain" and signed 'R. Mutt' to the show. Despite a stated policy of no jury and complete freedom to exhibit any work provided the $6 fee was paid, [...]

    2. Atlas Press, out of London (and distributed by D.A.P.) always goes the extra mile. They've been around for years, yet they are releasing really important books. Today, I didn't want to be be disturbed or interrupted while reading "3 New Dadas and The Blind Man." So I took a series of bus trips through out Los Angeles, for the purpose of reading this book from the beginning to the end. Probably the best Saturday in my life, so far. The book is both a document, a memoir, as well as fiction regardi [...]

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