Talk:Marcel Duchamp

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  • 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.
  • Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
  • Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
  • I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
  • I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
  • I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
  • I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
  • Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
  • The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.