Saturday, September 19, 2009

Icons of Changing Times

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Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Love the last one. Not quite on a par with Duchamp's Fountain but ten out of ten for effort.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Well, this was a found scene, stumbled upon when driving around rural Wisconsin. One sees whimsical and strange things all the time, when driving the back roads.

You're right, though, it's impossible not to think of Duchamp at such times.

9:36 AM  
Blogger John Ettorre said...

I'm glad to admit my utter ignorance about the Duchamp image(s) you're referring to, gents, but I'll look forward to being educated there. I loved the bottom photo because it reminded me of a shot I took in the early '80s on what was possibly the most picturesque hilltop in Abbruzzi. Only a lone phantom toilet marred the scene. But I rather thought it added something interesting.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Here's the Wikipedia entry for Fountain, which isn't half bad.

The definitive book on Duchamp was written by Mexican poet-critic Octavio Paz, in my opinion. It's titled Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare.

7:01 PM  

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