Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews

Artist Marcel Duchamp was known for “bringing art back to the mind.” He was the first to introduce the readymade, posturing that an ordinary object could be considered art depending on its context. This book contains one of the last interviews Duchamp gave before his death in 1968. While now recognized as a famous artist, he also famously “quit art” for a long time. When asked about this, Duchamp voiced, “I’m a breather, I’m a respirator. Isn’t that enough?” The interview also declares Duchamp’s greatest work was his use of time.

Title: Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews
Author: Calvin Tompkins, Paul Chan
Year: 2013
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
ISBN: 978-193644039-9

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