Marcel Duchamp, the Afternoon Interviews:

Calvin Tomkins and Paul Chan

Tuesday 12 March, 2013
7pm, $0

192 Books
192 10th Avenue at 21 Street

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Join New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins and artist Paul Chan as they discuss Tomkins' new book, Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews, published by Chan's press, Badlands Unlimited. The Afternoon Interviews feature Tomkins' previously unpublished 1964 interviews with Marcel Duchamp. Tomkins will talk about Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, and reflect on the key ideas of his artistic world and how they continue to inspire and provoke (in equal measure) artists working today.

Calvin Tomkins was born in 1925 in Orange, New Jersey. He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1960. His many profiles include John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Leo Castelli, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman and Jasper Johns. Tomkins is the author of 12 books, including The Bride and the Bachelors (1965), Living Well Is the Best Revenge (1971), Lives of the Artists (2008) and Duchamp: A Biography (1996).

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