Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9783829605915

From the Publisher. The iconoclastic creations of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) radically changed the 20th century art as well as our notion of it. Munich's role in this is worthy of note. Annoyed at the rejections of his painting Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2 by the Salon des Indépendants, Duchamp traveled to Munich in late June 2012. He would ultimately remain for nearly three months, developing and preparing several important works including The Large Glass, A Deutsches Museum and The Bavarian Trade Fair, he discovered important technical details that inspired his readymades: the first readymade ever—Bicycle Wheel—was assembled the year following his stay in Munich. Duchamp would later say: "My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation."

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