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Marcel Duchamp

French, 1887-1968

Marcel Duchamp was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. His output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. Duchamp advised modern art collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period.

A playful man, Duchamp challenged conventional thought about artistic processes and art marketing, not so much by writing but through subversive actions such as dubbing a urinal "art" and naming it Fountain. He produced relatively few artworks, while moving quickly through the avant-garde circles of his time.

“All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act,” said Duchamp.

Born on July 28, 1887, in Blainville, brother of the artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon and the painter Jacques Villon, Duchamp began to paint in 1908. After producing several canvases in the current mode of Fauvism, he turned toward experimentation and the avant-garde, producing his most famous work, Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) in 1912. Portraying continuous movement through a chain of overlapping Cubistic figures, the painting caused a furor at New York City's famous “Armory Show” in 1913.

Duchamp painted very little after 1915, although he continued until 1923 to work on his masterpiece, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, an abstract work, also known as The Large Glasscomposed in oil and wire on glass — that was enthusiastically received by the Surrealists.

In sculpture, Duchamp pioneered two of the main innovations of the 20th-century kinetic art and ready-made art. His "ready-mades" consisted simply of everyday objects, such as a urinal and a bottle rack. His Bicycle Wheel, an early example of kinetic art, was mounted on a kitchen stool.

After his short creative period, Duchamp was content to let others develop the themes he had originated; his pervasive influence was crucial to the development of Surrealism, Dada and Pop art.

Duchamp became an American citizen in 1955. He died in Paris on October 1, 1968.

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(Biography provided by David Barnett Gallery)

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Creator: Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp Thonet Readymade "Porte Chapeau"
By Marcel Duchamp
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Marcel Duchamp Escargot Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
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Marcel Duchamp Corolles Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Marcel Duchamp Escargot Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Adrian Mid-Century Modern Rotorelief Artwork, 2020
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Marcel Duchamp Lanterne Chinoise Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Man Ray Le Monde des Echecs Framed Photographic Print of Marcel Duchamp
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Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Marcel Duchamp Spirale Blanche Rotorelief Framed in Yellow, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs, 1987 Konig Series 133. Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French 28 July 1887–2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada[4] and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Duchamp has had an immense impact on 20th century and 21st century art. By World War I, he had rejected the work of many of his fellow artists (like Henri Matisse) as "retinal" art, intended only to please the eye. Instead, Duchamp wanted to use art...
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Marcel Duchamp Spirale Blanche Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp / Man Ray 'Le Monde Des Echecs' Portfolio
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp Lanterne Chinoise Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
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Set of 6 Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs Red Frmaed by Konig Series 133, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
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Marcel Duchamp Cerceaux Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp 'Esquivons Les Ecchymoses des Esquimaux aux Mots Exquis' 1968
By Marcel Duchamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Marcel Duchamp 'Esquivons Les Ecchymoses Des Esquimaux Aux Mots Exquis', 1968
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Marcel Duchamp Mid Century Modern Yellow Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
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Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
By Marcel Duchamp
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