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The effortless magnetism of Marcel Duchamp

30 April 2022

9:00 AM

30 April 2022

9:00 AM

Spellbound by Marcel: Duchamp, Love and Art Ruth Brandon

Pegasus, pp.241, 21.5

One could compile a fat anthology of tributes to Marcel Duchamp’s charm – especially what one friend called the artist’s ‘physical fineness’ – but it would be hard to top Georgia O’Keeffe’s memory of their first meeting:

Duchamp was there and there was conversation. I was drinking tea. When I finished he rose from his chair, took my teacup and put it down at the side with a grace that I had never seen in anyone before and have seldom seen since.

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