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In addition to the photos of the famed artist from his book that were on display, there were also framed shots of Duchamp playing chess in the seemingly untouched West 10th Street space. And Tomkins merely had to look out the window to see the brownstone Duchamp lived in and where the interviews were conducted. Forty-four years after their first conversation, Tomkins said what still stands out about Duchamp was his complicated nature.
He was the unusual combination of being very relaxed and easy, and ready to talk about anything on any level. Tomkins drew from five-and- a-half hours of taped conversations with Duchamp for the new Badlands Unlimited-published book. Here we have been talking for hours! His [second] wife, Teeny, who had been married to Pierre Matisse, created this wonderful island.
I never saw him uncomfortable in any situation. And as a result, slow work is considered bad: You must do a painting at the most in an afternoon. I mean, you are not considered important at all. The intention was to see some other side of it that might even be contrary to whatever importance or design it makes. More than 50 years into his run at The New Yorker, Tomkins has proven his own endurance.
Talking Marcel Duchamp With Calvin Tomkins
Book gathers 1964 interviews with Duchamp by Calvin Tomkins