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Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 24 May 2019.

Edited by Massimiliano Gioni


Price: USD$75.00

The first book to explore two of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art side by side, Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons

In the first half of the 20th century, Marcel Duchamp redefined what we consider art and what it means to be an artist.

Many of his ideas return, transformed, in the work of Jeff Koons, born when Duchamp was 68 years old and whose own career lit up the art world of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

This is the first book to explore the affinities between these two highly influential artists, whose creative universes similarly question the function of objects and the allure of commodities.

International art historians, writers, and curators contribute their expertise on topics such as each artist's persona, as well as reflecting on the influence of technology and sexuality on their work.

The publication of this intriguing book coincides with an exhibition at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, opening in May 2019.


Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 264 pp
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714878690

Massimiliano Gioni is artistic director at the New Museum, New York.

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