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Paperback | $27.00 Trade | £18.95 | ISBN: 9780262522175 | 234 pp. | 7 x 9 in | September 1996

The Duchamp Effect


This expanded edition of the fall 1994 special issue of October includes new essays by Sarat Maharaj and by Molly Nesbit and Naomi Sawelson-Gorse. It also includes the transcript of an exchange between T. J. Clark and Benjamin Buchloh which presents new responses to the problems raised by this immediately popular (and now out of print) issue of the journal.

The Duchamp Effect is an investigation of the historical reception of the work of Marcel Duchamp from the 1950s to the present, including interviews by Benjamin Buchloh (with Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Robert Morris), Elizabeth Armstrong (with Ed Ruscha and Bruce Conner), and Martha Buskirk (with Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Fred Wilson) and a round-table discussion of the Duchamp effect on conceptual art.


Introduction · Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
What's Neo about the Neo-Avant-Garde? · Hal Foster
Typotranslating the Green Box · Sarat Maharaj
Three Conversations in 1985: Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris · Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
Interviews with Ed Ruscha and Bruce Conner · Elizabeth Armstrong
Echoes of the Readymade: Critique of Pure Modernism · Thierry de Duve
Concept of Nothing: New Notes by Marcel Duchamp and Walter Arensberg · Molly Nesbit and Naomi Sawelson-Gorse
Interviews with Sherrie Levine, Louis Lawler, and Fred Wilson · Martha Buskirk
Thoroughly Modern Marcel ·, Martha Buskirk
Conceptual Art and the Reception of Duchamp · October Round Table
All the Things I Said about Duchamp: A Response to Benjamin Buchloh · T. J. Clark
Response to T. J. Clark · Benjamin Buchloh

About the Authors

Martha Buskirk is Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism at Montserrat College of Art.

Mignon Nixon is Professor of Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.