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Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2

Marcel Duchamp, 1912
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Marcel Duchamp
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Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 is a Cubist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Marcel Duchamp in 1912. It lives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States. The image is © Estate of Marcel Duchamp / ARS, New York / ADAGP, Paris, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged The Nude in Art. Source

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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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