Marcel Duchamp Quotes

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Marcel Duchamp quotes: I believe that the artist doesn't know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist. I believe that the artist doesn't know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I'm not at all sure that the concept of the readymade isn't the most important single idea to come out of my work. I'm not at all sure that the concept of the readymade isn't the most important single idea to come out of my work.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: The 'Glass' is not my autobiography, nor is it self-expression. Far from it. The 'Glass' is not my autobiography, nor is it self-expression. Far from it.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal. I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I was poking fun at myself most of all. I was poking fun at myself most of all.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Humor is the only reason to live. Humor is the only reason to live.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another. Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I was highly attracted to chess for forty or forty-five years; then, little by little, my enthusiasm lessened. I was highly attracted to chess for forty or forty-five years; then, little by little, my enthusiasm lessened.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: An abstract painting need in 50 years by no means look "abstract" any longer. An abstract painting need in 50 years by no means look "abstract" any longer.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: No, the thing to do is try to make a painting that will be alive in your own lifetime. No, the thing to do is try to make a painting that will be alive in your own lifetime.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I really had no program or any established plan. I didn't even ask myself if I should sell my paintings or not. I really had no program or any established plan. I didn't even ask myself if I should sell my paintings or not.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I'm nothing else but an artist, I'm sure, and delighted to be. I'm nothing else but an artist, I'm sure, and delighted to be.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: In New York in 1915 I bought at a hardware store a snow shovel on which I wrote in advance of the broken arm . In New York in 1915 I bought at a hardware store a snow shovel on which I wrote in advance of the broken arm .
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind. I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: For me, the 'Three Stoppages' was a first gesture liberating me from the past. For me, the 'Three Stoppages' was a first gesture liberating me from the past.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination. Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: My position is the lack of a position, but, of course, you can't even talk about it; the minute you talk, you spoil the whole game. My position is the lack of a position, but, of course, you can't even talk about it; the minute you talk, you spoil the whole game.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: There is something like an explosion in the meaning of certain words: they have a greater value than their meaning in the dictionary. There is something like an explosion in the meaning of certain words: they have a greater value than their meaning in the dictionary.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: My art would be that of living: each moment, each breath is a work inscribed nowhere. My art would be that of living: each moment, each breath is a work inscribed nowhere.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: There is no solution, for there is no problem. There is no solution, for there is no problem.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes. Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: There's no solution, because there's no problem There's no solution, because there's no problem
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I didn't abandon everything at a moment's notice - on the contrary. I returned to France from America, leaving the 'Large Glass' unfinished. I didn't abandon everything at a moment's notice - on the contrary. I returned to France from America, leaving the 'Large Glass' unfinished.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: There does not exist a painter who knows himself or knows what he is doing. There does not exist a painter who knows himself or knows what he is doing.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Why are all the artists so dead-set on distorting? It seems to be a reaction against photography, but I'm not sure. Why are all the artists so dead-set on distorting? It seems to be a reaction against photography, but I'm not sure.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Things were sort of Bohemian in Montmartre - one lived, one painted, one was a painter - all that doesn't mean anything, fundamentally. Things were sort of Bohemian in Montmartre - one lived, one painted, one was a painter - all that doesn't mean anything, fundamentally.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: In the last analysis, the artist may shout from all the rooftops that he is a genius; he will have to wait for the verdict of posterity. In the last analysis, the artist may shout from all the rooftops that he is a genius; he will have to wait for the verdict of posterity.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Can one make works which are not works of 'art'? Can one make works which are not works of 'art'?
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I came to feel an artist might use anything - a dot, a line, the most conventional or unconventional symbol - t say what he wanted to say. I came to feel an artist might use anything - a dot, a line, the most conventional or unconventional symbol - t say what he wanted to say.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: The life of an artist is like the life of a monk, a lewd monk if you like, very Rabelaisian. It is an ordination. The life of an artist is like the life of a monk, a lewd monk if you like, very Rabelaisian. It is an ordination.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: All decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis. All decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they are all integrated into society In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they are all integrated into society
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I happen to have been born a Cartesian. The French education is based on a sequence of strict logic. You carry it with you. I happen to have been born a Cartesian. The French education is based on a sequence of strict logic. You carry it with you.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude. Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Anything is art if an artist says it is. Anything is art if an artist says it is.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Can works be made which are not 'of art'? Can works be made which are not 'of art'?
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: When the vision of the 'Nude' flashed upon me, I knew that it would break forever the enslaving chains of Naturalism. When the vision of the 'Nude' flashed upon me, I knew that it would break forever the enslaving chains of Naturalism.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved - bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T. If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved - bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Possible reality [is obtained] by slightly bending physical and chemical laws. Possible reality [is obtained] by slightly bending physical and chemical laws.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: I wanted to kill art for myself ... ... a new thought for that object. I wanted to kill art for myself ... ... a new thought for that object.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Destruction is also creation. Destruction is also creation.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: In the midst of each epoch, I fully realize that a new epoch will dawn. In the midst of each epoch, I fully realize that a new epoch will dawn.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation. My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Chess is a sport. A violent sport. Chess is a sport. A violent sport.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: The most interesting thing about artists is how they live The most interesting thing about artists is how they live
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase. Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Among our articles of lazy hardware, I recommend the faucet that stops dripping when no one is listening to it. Among our articles of lazy hardware, I recommend the faucet that stops dripping when no one is listening to it.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: Words such as truth, art, veracity, or anything are stupid in themselves. Words such as truth, art, veracity, or anything are stupid in themselves.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: When you make a painting, even abstract, there is always a sort of necessary filling-in. When you make a painting, even abstract, there is always a sort of necessary filling-in.
Marcel Duchamp quotes: There is no solution because there is no problem. There is no solution because there is no problem.