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Marcel Duchamp
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"It's true, of course, humor is very important in my life, as you know. That's the only reason for living, in fact."

"The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act."
 
"It's true, of course, humor is very important in my life, as you know. That's the only reason for living, in fact."
 
"I was interested in ideas, not in visual products. I wanted to put painting again in the service of the mind. "
 
"No, the thing to do is try to make a painting that will be alive in your own lifetime."
 
"The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. "
 
"All his decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis... "
 
"I consider painting as a means of expression, not as a goal. "
 
"I've decided that art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is, for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it. "
 
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