Calvin Tomkins: Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews (2013)

26 July 2013, dusan

“In 1964, Calvin Tomkins spent a number of afternoons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York. Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose playful principles toward living freed him to make art that was as unpredictable, complex, and surprising as life itself. Those interviews have never been edited and made public, until now. The Afternoon Interviews, which includes an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, reintroduces the reader to key ideas of his artistic world and renews Duchamp as a vital model for a new generation of artists.”

Publisher Badlands Unlimited/National Philistine, 2013
ISBN 1936440393, 9781936440399
110 pages


PDF (10 MB, no OCR, updated 2021-1-1)

Note: Apple and Amazon ebook version includes additional multimedia content. (added on 2013-7-30)

See also Tomkins’ The World of Marcel Duchamp, 1887–1968 (1966/72).

6 Responses to “Calvin Tomkins: Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews (2013)”

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  2. Ett. Sttttt. on July 28, 2013 5:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

    (More Duchamp!)

  3. Kult on June 9, 2015 3:57 pm

    Any chance of a re-up on this one?

  4. dusan on June 11, 2015 3:00 pm

    It’s back.

  5. Oulipo on December 31, 2020 9:57 pm

    Any chance of a re-up on this one?

  6. dusan on January 1, 2021 12:41 pm


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