Quotes About Duchamp

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Quotes About Duchamp

There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and Ill just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art.
— David Bowie —

The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada. I was not interested in that.

— Sol LeWitt

Futurists wanted to suggest movement by means of a dynamic painting; Duchamp applies the notion of delay - or, rather, or analysis - to movement.

— Octavio Paz

In the works of Duchamp, space begins to walk and take on form; it becomes a machine that spins arguments and philosophizes; it resists movement with delay and delay with irony.

— Octavio Paz

Alec Nevala-Lee comes roaring out of the gate with a novel that's as thrilling as it is thought-provoking, as unexpected as it is erudite. The Icon Thief is a wild ride through a fascinating and morally complex world, a puzzle Duchamp himself would have applauded. Bravo.

— Jesse Kellerman

Art you can flush down the loo means nothing to me, even were the loo to be selected by Marcel Duchamp

— Andrew O'Hagan

What attracted me about my mirrors was the idea of having nothing manipulated in them. A piece of bought mirror. Just hung there, without any addition, to operate immediately and directly. Even at the risk of being boring. Mere demonstration. The mirrors, and even more the Panes of Glass, were also certainly directed against Duchamp, against his Large Glass.

— Gerhard Richter

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