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art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Editor||Susanne M.I. Kaufmann|
|Contributors||Serge Stauffer, Christian Sander et al.|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Staatsgalerie Stuttgart|
As the inventor of the Readymade and a founder of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp's work is still provoking important discussions about what defines art.
Accompanying the first exhibition of the important Stuttgart Duchamp Collection, this book also presents the work of the Swiss artist and educator Serge Stauffer and his renowned research on Duchamp's art and writings. The series of 100 questions Stauffer wrote to the French artist in 1960-and Duchamp's answers-provide important insights into Duchamp's intellectual and creative practice and bear witness to the depth of Stauffer's exceptional research.
This book opens with an introduction to the relationship between Duchamp and Stauffer. It features brilliant reproductions of Duchamp's most renowned works, including Bottlerack, the painting study for Chocolate Grinder, No 2, and the window object La Bagarre d'Austerlitz. A biographical essay on both Duchamp and Stauffer provides important background to understanding the exceptional relationship between both artists.