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Marcel Duchamp on Dadaism and other art

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At 78, Marcel Duchamp is an elder in the world of art. Having made his mark as a painter with 1912's Nude Descending a Staircase, Duchamp has participated in or been a close observer of such 20th-century art movements as cubism, Dadaism and surrealism. He discusses these in this interview, as well as his Readymades and the 1960s forms known as op art and pop art. From his home and studio in New York City, the artist originally from France talks about his past and present with William Ronald for CBC's The Umbrella in 1966.

Medium: Television
Program: The Umbrella
Broadcast Date: April 24, 1966
Host: William Ronald, Lloyd Robertson
Guest: Marcel Duchamp
Duration: 23:09
This clip has been edited for copyright reasons.

Did You know?


• Marcel Duchamp was born into a family of artists in the Normandy region of France in 1887. He died in France in 1968 but lived in New York City for decades.

• In 1966, the year of this interview, the Tate Gallery in London hosted a major retrospective of Marcel Duchamp's work. 


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