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Thomas Girst

Prof. Thomas Girst (*1971), PhD, is the Global Head of BMW Group’s Cultural Engagement. His books on Duchamp have been translated into several languages, among them The Indefinite Duchamp and The Duchamp Dictionary.

Intrusions into the Enchanter’s Domain

While a high school student, aged seventeen, at Liverpool High School in upstate New York, I made a linocut of Duchamp’s 1914 version of The Chocolate Grinder for an appreciative Ms. Houston, my fine arts teacher. I also managed to convince my long-haired, Metallica-loving host-brother Derrick to take me on a road trip to Philadelphia with his pickup truck.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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