the importancy of traveling for artists
if you enjoy marcel duchamp's art and want to know more details about his art and life, a book, the _exiles of marcel duchamp_, was just published, were the author t.j. demos try to study the relations and complexity of duchamp's works in connection to his time in exile. t.j. demos starts his investigations from the time that duchamp left paris to the south of france in preparation to go to america. here the author compares thoughtfully walter benjamin and duchamp's valises. he goes on looking at the time that duchamp went to argentina and why he decide to leave america for a while. reading this book we may understand more about marcel duchamp's oeuvre. the book is a detailed research about duchamp's art making and his ideas in this time of traveling. the author tries to states how crucial was this time in exile for duchamp's entire art practices.
another good publication on duchamp and his legacy is the octuber magazine titled the duchamp effect. it is even very informative and amusing, just read the conversation between benjamin buchloh and andy warhol or the one with robert morris.