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    Marcel Duchamp

1887- 1968

Avant-garde French Dadaist and Surrealist Artist

Artistically Influenced by the Following Painters and Art Movements: Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, CézanneFernand Léger, Juan Gris and Odilon Redon

Education - Académie Julian, Paris, France

One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

Marcel Duchamp Quotes

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. -- Marcel Duchamp

God is Man's stupidest idea. --Marcel Duchamp

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. -- Marcel Duchamp

I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art -- and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. --- Marcel Duchamp

You see, I don't want to be pinned down to any position. My position is the lack of a position.-- Marcel Duchamp

I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. Marcel Duchamp

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. -- Marcel Duchamp

Art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it. -- Marcel Duchamp

Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing. -- Marcel Duchamp

The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists. -- Marcel Duchamp

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