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Quotes by duchamp - (27 quotes)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Abstraction category:

An abstract painting need in 50 years by no means look 'abstract' any longer. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Art category:

Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Artists category:

In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they are all integrated into society. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Artists category:

I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Beauty category:

I thought to discourage aesthetics... I threw the bottlerack and the urinal in their faces and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Belief category:

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

Marcel Duchamp - From the Creativity category:

In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Danger category:

Aesthetic delectation is the danger to be avoided. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Ego category:

Why should artists' egos be allowed to overflow and poison the atmosphere? Can't you just smell the stench in the air? (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Eroticism category:

Eroticism is close to life, closer than philosophy or anything like that, its an animal thing that has many facets and is pleasing to use, as you would use a tube of paint. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Goals category:

I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Habit category:

I've decided that art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is, for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Humour category:

It's true, of course, humor is very important in my life, as you know. That's the only reason for living, in fact. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Ideas category:

I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Immortality category:

No, the thing to do is try to make a painting that will be alive in your own lifetime... (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Individuality category:

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)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Intuition category:

All his decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis... (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Modernism category:

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)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Play category:

I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Religion category:

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)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Spectator category:

The creative act is not formed by the artist alone; 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)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Spectator category:

It is the spectators who make the pictures. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Standards category:

-The Creative Act, Art News, 1957...
Art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way as a bad emotion is still an emotion. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Taste category:

I force myself to contradict myself, so as to avoid conforming to my own taste. (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Titles category:

In New York in 1915 I bought at a hardware store a snow shovel on which I wrote in advance of the broken arm (title of a later artwork). (Marcel Duchamp)

Marcel Duchamp - From the Words category:

The word 'art' interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I've heard, it signifies 'making.' (Marcel Duchamp)

Raymond Duchamp-Villon - From the Unknowns category:

The sole purpose of the arts is neither description nor imitation, but the creation of unknown beings from elements which are always present but not apparent. (Raymond Duchamp-Villon)