Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Thanks for stopping by Sixteen Miles of String. The name comes from Marcel Duchamp's 1942 Sixteen Miles of String installation for the First Papers of Surrealism exhibition in New York City at the Whitelaw Reid mansion. When he first set up the string, he was forced to string some from the chandeliers to get the effect he wanted and almost burned down the house. Said Duchamp: "I was just standing there when the black spots appeared and in another second glowed and burst into flame."

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