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Willem Arondeus (Dutch, 1894 – 1943)
Willem Arondeus was a little-known artist who lived as an openly gay man before World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, he led a Resistance Council that would create forged documents to hide Jews from the Nazis.
When the Nazis discovered that Arondeus was helping the Jews, he was condemned to death. Awaiting his execution by the Nazis in 1943, Arondeus wrote, “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards.”
Marcel Duchamp was born today in 1887. The title of this artwork is an instruction to the viewer: To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour. The experience is said to produce a hallucinatory effect.
[Marcel Duchamp. To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour. Buenos Aires 1918.]
vacuum my body into my mouth, swallow myself into heaven