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October 25, 2018
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Duchamps of the 21st-century

Obvi­ous Art
Edmond de Belamy, from La Famille de Belamy
2018

Three French stu­dents tweaked a GAN (Gen­er­a­tive Adver­sar­i­al Net­work) algo­rithm derived from open source to pro­duce an array of images. Then inkjet-print­ed to can­vas and auc­tioned off one for $432,500 to an anony­mous buy­er. I mean, talk about turn­ing water to wine—jeez Louise! The sto­ry behind this piece is all over the place. Being first at some­thing is still very much “a thing.”

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