The Last Video Tapes of Marcel Duchamp. John Sanborn.
The Last Video Tapes of Marcel Duchamp

The Last Video Tapes of Marcel Duchamp

New York, New York: The Kitchen Center for Video and Music, 1977. Offset printed postcard. Tapes distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. 4 x 6 in. Near fine condition, some scuffs in bottom left corner. A clean copy of postcard, never sent in the mail. Item #5105

Invitation card to one of The Kitchen’s most infamous performance pieces, in which video artist John Sanborn imagined Duchamp’s foray into video art.

From EAI’s website, “In 1976, The Kitchen in New York announced a program of rare videotapes by Marcel Duchamp. These crude, shaky documents of Duchamp's Greenwich Village neighborhood were actually an elaborate performance piece, conceived and executed by Sanborn. Participants and co-conspirators Hannah Wilke, Shigeko Kubota, and Russell Connor, who had interviewed Duchamp for American television in 1964, commented on the artist's prophetic genius in heralding the new medium of video. Sanborn paid tribute to the influence that Duchamp's theory of "found" art and manipulation of chance had on the development of video as an art form.”.

Price: $100.00

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