Duchamp’s Last Day
H.D. David Zwirner Books

Duchamp’s Last Day

Pages

92

Format

Paperback

Release date

November 2019

Publisher

David Zwirner Books

Weight

2.5 oz

Size

4.25 x 0.3 x 7 "

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s death, Duchamp’s Last Day offers a radical reading of the artist’s final hours.

Just moments after Duchamp died, his closest friend Man Ray took a photograph of him. Taking this image as a point of departure, Donald Shambroom begins to examine the surrounding context—the dinner with Man Ray and another friend, Robert Lebel, the night Duchamp died, the conversations about his own death at that dinner and elsewhere, and the larger question of whether this radical artist’s death can be read as an extension of his work.