“I believe that the artist doesn’t know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist.” – Marcel Duchamp
The Large Glass is considered the most important work by Marcel Duchamp, in my opinion the artist who ties as being the most important artist of the 20th century, alongside Picasso. This work is quite difficult, the best explanation comes from Duchamp himself – he wrote an explanation as a series of fragments called ‘The Green Book’. Duchamp abandoned artwork altogether in favor of playing casual games of chess. He pretty much invented conceptual art singlehandedly.