Posts Tagged “Marcel Duchamp”
Four final panels from my piece on Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. I can’t recommend Body Sweats: the Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Irene Gammel’s Baroness Elsa enough. The text in the speech bubbles is from a letter written to Djuna Barnes.
More from my current failure project and the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. This section deals with her great readymade God, which was misattributed to a male artist for nearly a century. Indicative of the treatment of female artists by the historic avant-garde, the Baroness’ work suffers under a pattern of misattribution and neglect.
Part of the Failure Project. Was Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven actually R. Mutt?
An excerpt from John Higgs’ Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, in which he discusses this possibility.
Consider reading Irene Gammel’s essential biography, Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity.