The Documents of 20th-Century Art: Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp by Pierre Cabanne
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New York. The Viking Press. 1971. English edition. Hardcover. Book Condition: FIne. Jacket Condition: Near Fine, small tear at top of spine. 136pp. (ill. in b/w).
This volume is a collection of dialogues with the ineffable Marcel Duchamp. In his own words and collated together, this publication is a rare series of insights from the artist that reveal as much as they add further complexity to the world of his work. Conducted closely before his death in 1968, the interviews here are like deeply profound fragments of an autobiography. With the artist's unusual openness and the text's feeling of finality, we realize that this is as close to an answer or Duchampian kind of footnote that we could ever hope to get.
Part of The Documents of 20th Century Art series:
General ed. Robert Motherwell
Documentary ed. Bernard Karpel
Managing ed. Arthur A. Cohen.
Series designed by Samuel N. Antupit.
Cover photograph: Portrait of Duchamp by Irving Penn, 1960.