Two 2014 works in two other mediums show that Cubism is very much alive and well. The architects Kevin Smith and Meghan McDermott designed a skyscraper that looks as if Duchamp had collaborated with them—“Tower Descending a Staircase”; the building appears to move, its surfaces shifting and its blue glass disappearing and reappearing against the sky. (The architects also placed it on top of a massive staircase.) And the scent artist Pierre Montale created “Intense Café.” More than evolving progressively with time, the work seems to shift, forward and back. The coffee theme is as clear as the tower, yet like that work the coffee comes in and out of focus. We see a side of it. Then another. Duchamp would be proud.
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