Research is one of my favorite parts of writing a novel. Below are some of the sources that I mined for The Readymade Thief.
Books on Marcel Duchamp:
Books on Science:
Books on Urban Exploration:
Like much of the book, the defunct Atlas missile silo turned drug lab/rave center has a basis in reality. I first read the story here in Vice magazine.
Even off the dark web, Duchamp has a large web presence. I encourage a lot of free exploration, but found the following websites especially fruitful:
The website on all things Duchamp, the Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal Tout-Fait.
If you’re in the market for an original Duchamp, or just want to see what’s out there in terms of works, articles, and exhibitions, check out the Duchamp page on Artsy.
The Marcel Duchamp World Community is also worth checking out.
For a look at the 350K-word treatise on With Hidden Noise (yes, this actually exists!) by California State University Sacramento Art Department Professor Emeritus Kurt von Meier “A Ball of Twine: Marcel Duchamp’s ‘With Hidden Noise.’”
Andrew Stafford’s website “Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp” is one of the most insightful examinations of Duchamp’s work, on or off the web.