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Marcel Duchamp
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Marcel Duchamp, The Artists
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was a French Sculptor born on July 28, 1887. Duchamp contributed to the Dadaist and Cubist movements, worked in the United States and died on October 2, 1968.

Garden and Chapel at Blainville, Marcel Duchamp

Garden and Chapel at Blainville 1902

Two Nudes, Marcel Duchamp

Two Nudes 1910

Landscape, Marcel Duchamp

Landscape 1911

Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Marcel Duchamp

Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 1912

The Passage from Virgin to Bride, Marcel Duchamp

The Passage from Virgin to Bride 1912

Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel 1913

Bottle Rack, Marcel Duchamp

Bottle Rack 1914

Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals, Marcel Duchamp

Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals 1913 – 1915

In Advance of the Broken Arm, Marcel Duchamp

In Advance of the Broken Arm 1915

To Be Looked At, Marcel Duchamp

To Be Looked At 1918

50 cc of Paris Air, Marcel Duchamp

50 cc of Paris Air 1919

L.H.O.O.Q., Marcel Duchamp

L.H.O.O.Q. 1919

Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy?, Marcel Duchamp

Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy? 1921

Rotary Demisphere (Precision Optics), Marcel Duchamp

Rotary Demisphere (Precision Optics) 1925

Rotorelief 1 (Optical Disks), Marcel Duchamp

Rotorelief 1 (Optical Disks) 1935

Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks), Marcel Duchamp

Rotorelief 2 (Optical Disks) 1935

The Writings Of Marcel Duchamp 1989

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The Writings Of Marcel Duchamp, Recommended Reading

For an infamous art-trickster, Marcel Duchamp wrote seriously about the nature of art and artists as 'mediumistic beings navigating a labyrinth beyond time and space.' Very worth a read.

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