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In his early thirties, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) convinced everyone that he had abandoned making art in favor of playing chess. But from 1946 to 1966, he was secretly at work in his studio on West 14th Street in New York City. There he produced his final masterpiece: "Etant donnes: 1 la chute d'eau, 2 le gaz d'eclairage," composed of a battered wood door through which one views a prone, nude female, holding aloft an antique gas lamp against a landscape of trees, waterfall, and sky. Unveiled as a permanent installation at ...

Marcel Duchamp: Etant Donnes 2009, Yale University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780300149791

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Marcel Duchamp: Etant Donnes 2009, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780876332108

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