“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”

“In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they are all integrated into society.”

“Anything is art if the artist says it is.”

“It’s true, of course, humor is very important in my life, as you know. That’s the only reason for living, in fact.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The only man in the past whom I really respect was Seurat... He didn’t let his hand interfere with his mind.”

“The word ‘art’ interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I’ve heard, it signifies ‘making.'”

manray_photoofmaryreynoldsandmarcelduchampMary Reynolds and Marcel Duchamp
photo by Man Ray

constantin-brancusi_marcel-duchamp_mary-reynolds_franc1929Brancusi, Duchamp and Mary Reynolds, 1929, France
About Mary Reynolds:






duchamp_wheel“In 1913 I had the happy idea to fasten a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool and watch it turn. It was around that time that the word ‘Readymade‘ came to mind to designate this form of manifestation.”

Duchamp - Nude Descending a Staircase.jpg
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2


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