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|Named Person:||Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcel Duchamp; José María Faerna
|Description:||64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm.|
|Series Title:||Great modern masters.|
|Responsibility:||general editor, José María Faerna ; translated from the Spanish by Alberto Curotto.|
Was Duchamp's goal to turn painting into a purely intellectual tool, to make art that was, in his words, "aesthetically anaesthetized." Duchamp's attempts to transform people's ideas about art were not readily accepted, and often created huge scandals. At the exhibition of the New York Independents in 1917, he presented his now famous overturned urinal, which he signed and titled Fountain. Indifferent to ideas of "good" or "bad" taste, Duchamp continued to make his.
Artworks (called "Readymades") from innocuous objects which he "assisted" and "adjusted" in order to activate hidden meanings. Living in Paris and New York, Marcel Duchamp had a profound influence on artists in both Europe and America - he counted as friends, among others, Guillaume Apollinaire, Francis Picabia, and Andre Breton, and worked on several films with Man Ray and Hans Richter. In 1955 Duchamp became a citizen of the United States, where he continued to.
Influence all aspects of the contemporary art scene until his death in 1968. This survey of Duchamp's career documents the artist's unusual achievement with more than 60 reproductions of his work and an informative text discussing his preeminent role in the history of twentieth-century art.