Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, 1887 - 1968
Born: 28 July 1887, Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: 2 October 1968, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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- It's not what you see that is art. Art is the gap. permalink
- The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts ... express their beauty abstractly.... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists. permalink
- The creative act is not performed 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. permalink
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