Ray Jay should have been on my list. I will get to him soon. In the meantime, you can read my earlier essay about him here.
Jean Baudrillard Charles Bukowski John Cage Leonard Cohen Marcel Duchamp It has taken me a while to get to this entry. Duchamp, for me, ranks with John Cage as a figure of such incredible importance to the arts that it is simply not possible to sum him up in a few short sentences. At least not with a sense of justice. But then, since I did it for Cage, I'll do it for Duchamp too! Just remember that this is only the twenty second elevator speech version. Duchamp was active in the early part of the 20th century primarily as a painter. While even his paintings were revolutionary for their…