I have had an absolutely wonderful life

Marcel Duchamp, inventor of the ready made and of the anti-art has been described as the man that killed the painting. He initiated several artistic movements such as neodadaism or popart. Through those movements, he denied the universal aspect of art and criticized the bourgeois hold on art. La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires also called Le Grand Verre (the large glass) is presented in the exhibition at the same time as a denial and a magnification of painting. It is an invitation to a mental, ‘non-retinal’ observation. Highly influential, he was considered in 1939 as the ‘smartest person of the first part of the 20th century’ by André Breton. He said in his last days: ‘I have had an absolutely wonderful life. I have been very lucky.’ The exhibition continues until january 5th.

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