The Secret of Marcel Duchamp

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  • 1999
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Considered a Dadaist and conceptual artist, Marcel Duchamp was a living enigma. As a young man in 1913, he created thought provoking art exhibits from everyday objects and modified copies of ancient artworks. Most of his art upset the normal concepts of the art world. He was a pioneer. Duchamp kept one project secret for over twenty years. This during a time when it seemed he had ceased being creative. This documentary reveals his strange secret. You meet Duchamp’s family, friends, and lovers. By the end, The Secret makes sense, framed by the complex picture of his life.

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Considered a Dadaist and conceptual artist, Marcel Duchamp was a living enigma. As a young man in 1913, he created thought provoking art exhibits from everyday objects and modified copies of ancient artworks. Most of his art upset the normal concepts of the art world. He was a pioneer.

Duchamp kept one project secret for over twenty years. This during a time when it seemed he had ceased being creative. This documentary reveals his strange secret. You meet Duchamp’s family, friends, and lovers. By the end, The Secret makes sense, framed by the complex picture of his life.

  • Premiere Date
    April 26, 1999