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Marcel Duchamp «Rotoreliefs» | Marcel Duchamp with rotoreliefs
Marcel Duchamp, «Rotoreliefs», 1935
Marcel Duchamp with rotoreliefs, 1947 | Filmstill | Photograph: Arnold Eagle | © ;
Marcel Duchamp with rotoreliefs, a still from Hans Richter's film «Dreams That Money Can Buy».

 Marcel Duchamp

* 1887 in Blainville near Rouen (F), died in 1968 in Paris; training at the Académie Julian, Paris, and first Cubist paintings in 1911; develops then the seminal concept of Readymades; 1917 editor of the magazine «The Blind»; around 1920 experiments with abstract film; collaborates with the Surrealists and organisation of the first large overview on Surrealism in 938; leaves France to move to the USA in 1941. Maybe, in retrospect, the most important avantgarde-artist of the 20th-century, in John Cage's words: «One way to write music: study Duchamp.»