Skip to content

Duchamp Combs

April 25 - May 27, 1967

<i>Purple Comb</i>, 1966. Collage: ink, paint, paper, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 25 x 12-1/2. Richard L. Feigen.
Purple Comb, 1966. Collage: ink, paint, paper, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 25 x 12-1/2. Richard L. Feigen.
<i>Snake Has a Heart</i>, 1966. Collage: ink, paint, paper, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 27 x 13-1/2. Collection Lois and Georges de Menil.
Snake Has a Heart, 1966. Collage: ink, paint, paper, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 27 x 13-1/2. Collection Lois and Georges de Menil.
<i>Wanda Gag</i>, 1967. Collage: ink, paints, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 17-1/4 x 13-7/8. Private Collection.
Wanda Gag, 1967. Collage: ink, paints, boards, sandpapered, mounted on painted board, 17-1/4 x 13-7/8. Private Collection.

Assorted fortune cookies by that local monk of the collage, Ray Johnson, wear an Oriental mien. Buddha himself, of course, turns up, not exactly in a reverent aspect. For the rest, he assembles fragile pieces of colored cardboard and bold ink drawings, small shrines to wit, wonder and shipped cream.

Excerpted from Time, May 12, 1967.

Location

Willard Gallery
New York, NY