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Time Capsule: from Dada to Warhol

Time Capsule: from Dada to Warhol


May 20, 2020

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  1. Marcel Duchamp Box in a suitcase Case with color reproductions

    and a photo of the Artist works. Watercolor and ink, 40.7 X 37.2 X 10.1 cm 1941 Dada Movement: Marcel Duchamp, French artist, was a participant artist in the Dada movement or Dadaism(1916-1922) an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire; New York Dada began circa 1915 and after 1920 flourished in Paris. Developed in reaction to World War I, the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected theologic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti- bourgeois protest in their works
  2. Marcel Duchamp‘s introduction of the concept of the readymade certainly

    was a milestone in the history of the avant- garde, since it has profoundly changed the modernist paradigm based on the idea of originality. He kept proposing bold, innovative and radical ideas which were not all recognized during his lifetime. It wasn’t until the post-war period that Duchamp became saluted as an icon by the new generation of artists belonging to Neo-Dada, Fluxus, Minimalism and a bit later Conceptualism. Marcel Duchamp From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise) 68 miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Ducha mp contained in a cardboard box covered in red leather.Edition of 75 from a complete edition of 300; 415 x 38.5 x 9.9 cm 1936-41/1966
  3. Marcel Duchamp Box in a Valise (From or by Marcel

    Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy) Leather valise containing miniature replicas, photographs, color reproductions of works by Duchamp, and one “original" drawing [Large Glass, collotype on celluloid, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2" 1935-41 Between 1935 and 1940, Marcel Duchamp created a deluxe edition of twenty boxes, each in a brown leather carrying case but with slight variations in design and content. A later edition consisting of six different series was created during the 1950s and 1960s; these eliminated the suitcase, used different colored fabrics for the cover, and altered the number of items inside. Each box unfolds to reveal pull-out standing frames displaying Nude Descending a Staircase and other works, diminutive Readymades hung in a vertical "gallery," and loose prints mounted on paper. Duchamp included in each deluxe box one "original."
  4. Geoffrey Hendricks Sky Box 1960's George Maciunas Gift Box for

    Jerold Ordover: Spell Your Name with These Objects Assorted objects in leatherette and velvet-lined box. ca. 1970 Fluxus was an international, interdisciplinary community of artists, composers, designers and poets during the 1960s and 1970s who engaged in experimental art performances which emphasized the artistic process over the finished product. Fluxkit Fluxus edition, assembled by George Maciunas (American, 1931-1978). Mixed media (vinyl attaché case), printed matter. 1964/65
  5. Flux Year Box 2 Various Artists Designed and edited by

    George Maciunas, American (Kaunas, Lithuania 1931 - 1978 Boston, MA) Published by Fluxus, American late 1960s A signature Fluxus production, is a boxed anthology of works by 17 artists that was edited and assembled by Fluxus “chairman” George Maciunas. Fluxus artists valued a do-it-yourself aesthetic, using whatever materials were on hand and choosing simplicity over complexity. Like all Fluxus editions, the contents of each box vary depending on what Maciunas had available at the time.
  6. In the spring of 1974, while in the process of

    moving his studio to 860 Broadway, Andy Warhol began organizing the materials filling his studio at 33 Union Square West into standard-sized cardboard boxes he called Time Capsules. Eventually the Time Capsules came to number more than 610, and included 40 filing cabinet drawers and a large trunk. The Time Capsules are now a focal point of the Museum's various collections of archival material. Andy Warhol Time Capsules
  7. Many Time Capsules contain items dating from the 1950s and

    earlier. One contains several books printed in the 17th century. Other contents range from source material for Warhol's art to souvenirs he collected on his many travels, as well as some of his films, recordings, clothing, correspondence and business-related material. In short, nearly anything that came across his desk could find its way into a Time Capsule and Warhol habitually kept a box beside his desk as a Time Capsule in progress. It was taped shut and dated by an assistant when Warhol completed it. The wall of boxes behind the glass partition consists of 136 Time Capsules. Andy Warhol Time Capsules
  8. At the Warhol museum, the contents of one Time Capsule

    are exhibited in the vitrines along the glass partition and will be changed periodically. Other material from the archives can be seen in the vitrines in the galleries and in the wall-mounted displays opposite the elevator and along the central hall of each floor. Andy Warhol Time Capsules
  9. The feeling gotten from opening these boxes must be beyond

    exciting. Taking a small glimpse into Andy’s world, what he wished for, what he did, what he saw as important, other from what we know from all the books and catalogues. The fortunate ones had the chance to take part in this sacred process, while the rest of us can console in the fact that Time Capsules of pop art will be digitized and put online Andy Warhol Time Capsules