Monday, August 11, 2008

Featured: EZMD by Shinro Ohtake

EZMD by Shinro Ohtake, Two Softcover Volumes in a Cardboard Slipcase, First Edition $350.00

"EZMD (ISBN:4946419489) a two-volume slipcased homage to Marcel Duchamp, was published in 1987 by Yobisha Co., Ltd, Tokyo. One volume, published under the pseudonym Tay Teo Chuan, following Duchamp`s invention of Rose Sélavy as his alter ego, is printed in black and white in the style of a Japanese manga, with subtle intrusions of Duchampian motifs and themes. It is the companion volume, however, which is more compelling. Lusciously printed throughout in full colour, with the full-page collages bleeding off the edges, this pays tribute to Duchamp`s aesthetic of the ready-made and makes sly reference to some of his most influential works, as well as to his passion for chess." (

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