Marcel Duchamp

(French, 1887–1968)

le surréalisme en 1947, (prière de toucher) by marcel duchamp

Marcel Duchamp

Le Surréalisme en 1947, (Prière de Toucher)

Biography

Timeline

1887
Born: in Blainville, France
1902
Started painting
1904 - 1905
Studied painting at the Académie Julian, Paris, France
1904
Moved to Paris, France
1912
Created 'Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2' (Philadelphia Museum of Art), causing an uproar at New York City's famous Armory Show in 1913
1913 - 1917
Established kinetic art ('Bicycle Wheel', 1913) and ready-made art ('Fountain', 1917)
1915
Moved to New York, NY
1920
Founded the Société Anonyme with Katherine Dreier and Man Ray in New York, NY
Invented Rrose Sélavy, his feminine alter ego, in New York, NY
1926
Moved back to Paris, France
1946
Began Etant donnés: 1. la chute d’eau 2. le gaz d’éclairage, a major assemblage on which he worked secretly for the next 20 years

Exhibitions

2013
Tell Me Whom You Haunt: Marcel Duchamp and the Contemporary Readymade, London Hanove Square, London, UK
2008 - 2009
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Duchamp Manray Picabia, Tate Modern, London, UK
Duchamp: una obra que no es una obra “de arte, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
2008
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia - The Moment Art Changed Forever, Tate Modern, London, UK
2006
Marcel Duchamp, Galerie Michel Vidal, Paris, France (solo)
1966
The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1963
By or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1954
Arensberg collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1938
Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Paris, France
1937
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1927
International Exhibition of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Literature

2002
Goldfarb Marquis, Alice. Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare. Boston, MA: MFA Publications, 2002
1999
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Francis M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp. Harry N Abrams
1997
Arturo Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, 2 volumes, revised edition, New York
Calvin Tomkins, Duchamp: A Biography, London
1995
Jerrold Seigel, The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp: Desire, Liberation and the Self in Modern Culture, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London
1959
Robert Lebel sur Marcel Duchamp. Trianon Press