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 “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. 

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One Comment

  1. This glass piece was one of the later works by Duchamp. His previous glass works featured glass cracks that were intentional. He was in the process of understanding the randomness of glass breaking. However, in the glass window piece featured here, this glass crack was NOT intentional. It was cracked in the process of the installation.


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