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

The Last Video Tapes of Marcel Duchamp

New York: The Kitchen, [1977]. Postcard, illustrated with a photograph of Duchamp at recto.

The invitation to one of the most conceptually provocative and infamous events at the Kitchen, in which the artist John Sanborn showed a series of videotapes purporting to be late works by Marcel Duchamp, whose life did overlap with the beginning of video. The videos had actually been shot by Sanborn in and around Duchamp's old haunts in the Village. With the assistance of artist Russell Connor, the hoax also extended to the advertising for the event, including this card, which is illustrated with a doctored photograph of Duchamp holding an early video camera. The event was attended by hundreds of people, the bulk of whom, anecdotally, didn't realize the authorship of the work, though it is difficult not to conjecture that Duchamp would have wholly approved.

Very faint, almost imperceptible bend line at upper margin, else bright and fine. Item #26314

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