Posts Tagged ‘Digital Conceptual Art’

Hot Digital Art: “Erased Duchamp” (Mark Roth, 2006)

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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First, Leonardo DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa. Then Marcel Duchamp drew a mustache on a postcard reproduction of DaVinci’s most well known work and called it art (totally HOT). Now, Mark Roth has digitally removed the mustache from a JPG of Duchamp’s work so it looks like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa again! Conceptual art at its best. So simple. So HOT.

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09_Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa (c. 1503–1506)

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Marcel Duchamp - L.H.O.O.Q.

Marcel Duchamp - L.H.O.O.Q. (1919)

erased_duchamp-mona-lisa-dekooning

Mark Roth - Erased Duchamp (2006)

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The title Erased Duchamp also cleverly draws on (pun intended) Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning, in which Rauschenberg literally rubbed out a de Kooning drawing (how HOT is that?). Now, if you’re going to fuck with L.H.O.O.Q. you better get it right, cause this is like the Holy Grail of 20th century post-modern art. By erasing the mustache Roth does not “add” something, as Duchamp did. On the other hand, by removing the mustache he doesn’t really “subtract” anything either, as Rauschenberg did. By removing the mustache Roth both adds and subtracts simultaneously. His addition is a subtraction (by adding to Duchamp’s work he removes it entirely, leaving us with the Mona Lisa again). However, his subtraction is also an addition (by subtracting Duchamp, he adds Rauschenberg). Roth’s Erased Duchamp is HOT!

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Robert Rauschenberg Erased DeKooning

Robert Rauschenberg - Erased de Kooning (1953)

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HOTLINKS

Mark Roth Artist Blog: Tinsquo

More HOT Digital Painting

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