Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
In Partnership with Artspace Sydney
Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

Fade out copy.
Read More
Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

Fade out copy.
Read More
Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

Fade out copy.
Read More
HomePage Artists

(1887 – 1968), France

Marcel Duchamp Biography

Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon (Seine-Maritime) in 1887 into a family of artists.

Read More

In dialogue with the practice of his siblings, he started painting in the footsteps of Cubism before turning to the decomposition of movement, closer to Italian Futurism. From 1915 onwards, he divided his time between the United States and France, and participates in making the Parisian avant-garde familiar to the American public. At that time, he developed his most famous works, such as The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)_ or Fountain, but focused progressively on chess, which would become, in the mid 1920s, his main occupation.

His collaboration on numerous exhibitions with André Breton, the frontrunner of the Surrealist movement, made him increasingly famous. In the 1950s, a new generation of American artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, recognised him as a precursor. The 1964 edition of his first readymade objects contributed to disseminate his work worldwide and thereby established him as a groundbreaking artist. Marcel Duchamp died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1968.

The work of Duchamp radically changed the art of the 20th century. With Bottle Rack, he invented the concept of the readymade in 1914 and thus opened the way to all movements that would use objects from everyday life. Surrealism, Pop Art, New Realism and Fluxus, are indebted to him for breaking the academic standards. Duchamp is the modern artist who most directly questioned the notion of art. His work raises aesthetic issues, notably on the concepts of authenticity and originality, which are still developed by the proponents of conceptual art.

Text courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Marcel Duchamp Featured Artworks

L.H.O.O.Q by Marcel Duchamp contemporary artwork
Marcel DuchampL.H.O.O.Q, 1919–1964Rectified readymade, chromolithograph with inscriptions and pencil drawing
30 x 21 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire about this work

Marcel Duchamp Recent Exhibitions

View All (4)
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Closed
23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta, MATTA | DUCHAMP at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
Closed
21 November 2018–21 March 2019 Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta MATTA | DUCHAMP Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York

Marcel Duchamp In Video & Audio

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection 8 May 2018, Hauser & Wirth

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22 nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André...

Fade out copy.
View Video

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Marcel Duchamp are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook