Marcel Duchamp was a French artist who became an American citizen in 1955. His work and ideas had considerable influence on the development of post-World War Two Western art. His advice to modern art collectors helped shape the tastes of the Western art world.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.
quoted by Harriet & Sidney Janis in "Marchel Duchamp: Anti-Artist" in View magazine (3/21/45)
reprinted in Robert Motherwell, Dada Painters and Poets (1951)
The viewers of a work of art always contributed to its emergence, since their approval or disapproval helped insure its survival.
There is no solution because there is no problem.
I just like - just breathing. I like breathing better than working.
spoken by the character "Marcel Duchamp" in
The Mysteries and What's So Funny (play, 1992) by David Gordon