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Major museum exhibit revisits Surrealism

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Surrealism is generally associated with the figurative art of Salvador Dali and dream-like imagery such as limp pocket watches and fur-lined teacups, but this s
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The Art World: Depicting the nmentionable

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- What would the lively New York art scene be without its "sensations"?
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Eilshemius gets another chance at fame

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- American painter Louis M. Eilshemius (1864-1941) always coveted membership in the prestigious National Academy of Design, which showed his paintings twice in th
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Marcel Duchamp
NYP2002031704- NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI)-- Artist Rudolf Henz creation entitled, "Zugzwang, " is a room covered with photographic reproductions of Adolf Hitler and artist Marcel Duchamp. It is one of the 13 exhibits in the controversal show entitled Mirroring Evil Nazi Imagery/Recent Art being shown from March 17, 2002, at New York City Jewish Museum. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968; French pronunciation: ) was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Duchamp's output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period.

A playful man, Duchamp challenged conventional thought about artistic processes and art marketing, not so much by writing, but through subversive actions such as dubbing a urinal art and naming it Fountain. He produced relatively few artworks, while moving quickly through the avant-garde circles of his time.

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.

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