The Popular Culture of Modern Art
Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism
ISBN10: 0300058950 ISBN13: 9780300058956 Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Sep 1 1994 Weight: 2.70lbs. Height: 10.50" Width: 8.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
In order to explore the deeply ambiguous relationship between modern art and popular culture, Jeffrey Weiss focuses on the work of Picasso and Duchamp in France in the first two decades of this century. Placing equal emphasis on art and criticism, the book links Picasso's innovations in Cubist collage to the puns and topical jokes of the music-hall, the theatrical revue, and the daily papers, while Duchamp's readymades and Large Glass are reinterpreted through their relationship to the socio-cultural practice of hoax.