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Marcel Duchamp Biography

Marcel Duchamp was born on 28 July 1887, in Blainville, near Rouen, France, into the family of a well to-do-notary. Both parents respected and encouraged cultural activities; four of their children became artists - Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918), sculptor, Suzanne Duchamp, poetess and artist, better known under the name of Crotti, Marcel Duchamp himself, and the half brother of the three, Gaston, painter, who is known as Jacques Villon. In 1904, Marcel came to Paris to join his two elder brothers, who had given up law and medicine in favor of artistic careers. Marcel entered the Académie Julian, but did not attend classes much. Between 1906 and 1910 Duchamp hesitated between different styles, the most influential on him were Fauvism..

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Marcel Duchamp Bibliography


Robert Lebel sur Marcel Duchamp. Trianon Press. 1959.

Marcel Duchamp. By A. Schwarz. Paris. 1974.

Duchamp ou le Grand Fictif. By L.Clair. Paris. 1975.

Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp...Resonance by Susan Davidson, Anne D'Harnoncourt (Introduction), Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Ann Temkin, Walter Hopps, Ecke Bonk, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 1999.

The Bride and the Bachelors: The Heretical Courtship in Modern Art by Calvin Tomkins. Penguin USA, 1976.

Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp by Pierre Cabanne, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Motherwell (Designer). DaCapo Press, 1988.

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Francis M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp. Harry N Abrams, 1999.

Affectionately, Marcel: The Selected Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp by Marcel Duchamp, Francis M. Naumann (Editor), Hector Obalk (Editor), Jill Taylor (Translator). Ludion, 2000.

Marcel Duchamp by Dawn Ades, Neil Cox (Contributor), David Hopkins, Marcel Duchamp, Da Ades. Thames & Hudson, 1999.

Kant after Duchamp (October Books) by Thierry De Duve. MIT Press, 1998.

Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941 (October Books) by David Joselit. MIT Press, 2001.

The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp: Desire, Liberation, and the Self in Modern Culture by Jerrold Seigel. University of California Press, 1997.

Duchamp: Great Modern Masters (Great Modern Masters Series) by Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Curotto (Translator), Jose Maria Faerna (Editor). Abradale Press, 1996.

The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp (2 Volumes in 1) by Arturo Schwarz. Delano Greenidge Editions, 2001.

Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare: A Biography by Alice Goldfarb Marquis. MFA Publications, 2002.