Thursday, January 12, 2012

Going To Pot

This series is based on a real life artifact, the "Fountain" readymade by the Dadaist Marcel Duchamp in 1917. Marcel Duchamp began his career as a gag cartoonist submitting panels to Parisian literary journals. Comics historian M. Thomas Inge has suggested that the “R. Mutt” signature Duchamp scrawled at the bottom of this famous “readymade” was an explicit reference to Bud Fisher’s Mutt from Mutt and Jeff.  Duchamp gave up art in 1923 and spent the rest of his life playing chess to the exclusion of almost all other activities.  And people say Dalí was odd.

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