TOP 20 Marcel Duchamp Quotes

TOP 20 Marcel Duchamp Quotes.
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“I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:00)

“Destruction is also creation.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:07)

“Chess is a sport. A violent sport.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:14)

“The artist performs only one part of the creative process. The onlooker completes it, and it is the onlooker who has the last word.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:21)

“Anything is art if an artist says it is.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:28)

“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good – I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:35)

“Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:42)

“Not all artists are Chess players, but all Chess players are artists.”
— Marcel Duchamp (00:49)

“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 (00:56)

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:03)

“I feel shame, not for the wrong things I have done, but for the right things that I have failed to do.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:10)

“Chess players are madmen of a certain quality, the way the artist is supposed to be, and isn’t, in general.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:17)

“Humor is the only reason to live.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:24)

“Artmaking is making the invisible, visible.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:31)

“Three or four drops of height have nothing to do with savageness.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:38)

“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 (01:45)

“Since the tubes of paint used by the artist are manufactured and ready made products we must conclude that all the paintings in the world are ‘readymades aided’ and also works of assemblage.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:52)

“The Chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chessboard, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem.”
— Marcel Duchamp (01:59)

“I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.”
— Marcel Duchamp (02:06)

“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 (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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