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Blue Books
Mick Welbourn


As part of 'PAGES Picture Book' at The Tetley (22 January-6 March) Mick Welbourn’s Blue Books will be on display in the Wild Pansy Press Project Space in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Old Mining Building, University of Leeds, 4 February – 18 March 2016 (curated by Chris Taylor and Simon Lewandowski).
Private View: 4:00 - 6:00pm Wednesday February 3rd.

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Duchamp’s Urinal? The Facts Behind the Façade
Glyn Thompson

Wild Pansy Press 2015

The recent identification of a surviving example of the model of urinal submitted to the first exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York in April 1917, immortalised photographically by Edward Stieglitz on the 13th, paradoxically disqualifies Marcel Duchamp from authorship of the gesture, the reason being that since it was manufactured by the Trenton Potteries Company, N. J., it cannot have purchased from the J L Mott Iron Works, as Duchamp later insisted. Thus the central plank of the attribution of Mutt’s gesture to Duchamp collapses, assisted by his own confession on 11 April 1917 that the urinal should be attributed not to himself but to a female friend...
The de-attribution of the urinal from Duchamp’s oeuvre, and its consequent attribution to that of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, completely overturns establishment orthodoxy by reconfiguring the disposition of evidence hitherto marginalised and suppressed in the sustaining of the dominant myths of the Duchamp master narrative.

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