Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marcel Duchamp

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July 28– MARCEL DUCHAMP
French dadaist and surrealist, cultural iconoclast.
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Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase.

JULY 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Brussels, Belgium: Kermesse. A 600-year-old spectacular parade featuring elaborate floats and enormous balloon creatures and characters.
*Virgin Islands: Hurricane Supplication Day.

ALSO ON JULY 28 IN HISTORY…
1794 — French Reign of Terror plotter Robespierre goes to the guillotine himself.
1804 — German Christian socialist Ludwig Feuerbach born, Landshut, Bavaria.
1887 — Dada post-artist Marcel Duchamp born, Blaineville, France.
1922 — Anarcho-Marxist theorist Jules Guesde dies, Saint Mandé, France.
1945 — B–52 bomber flies into Empire State Building in a fog.
2006 — American anarchist illustrator Richard Mock dies, Brooklyn, New York

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

One thought on “Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marcel Duchamp

  1. 1915 – US invades Haiti when its President, who planned to murder 167 political prisoners, is ripped apart by an angry mob.

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