Genius. Anti-artist. Charlatan. Impostor! Marcel Duchamp has been called all of these. Almost no other artist of the twentieth century has inspired more passion – or greater controversy. Duchamp challenged the very nature of art, striving to redefine it as conceptual rather than as a ‘product’; his influence is felt everywhere in today’s art world. Always the provocateur, he never ceased his engagement, openly or secretly, in activities and works that transformed traditional modes of art-making.
This revised and expanded edition of Marcel Duchamp remains one of the most original books written on this enigmatic artist. Featuring a new chapter and preface, as well as updates throughout, this is the definitive introduction to Duchamp. Generously illustrated, this volume combines significant research by three expert authors to challenge and reshape history’s presumptions, misunderstandings, and misinformation about Marcel Duchamp and his legacy.