Marcel Duchamp


Born 28 July 1887 in Blainville, France.
Died 2 October 1968 in Neuilly, France.

Artist associated with the Dada movement in Paris and New York.

The International Dada Archive has extensive holdings of works by and about Duchamp. These holdings include a copy of the famous "Green Box," housed in Special Collections. The Archive has microfilmed the extensive correspondence of Duchamp with Walter and Louise Arensberg housed at the Francis Bacon Foundation in Claremont, California. The Dada Archive maintains a bibliographic database of Duchamp; this is not available for public use at this time.

Number 16 (1987) of Dada/Surrealism was a special Duchamp issue, reprinted as Marcel Duchamp: Artist of the Century (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1989). This special number includes "Marcel Duchamp: A Selective Bibliography," by Timothy Shipe (pp. 231-65). An exhibition list and updated bibliography by Timothy Shipe was published in the third edition of Arturo Schwarz's The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp (New York: Delano Greenidge Editions, 1997). Bibliographical updates by Timothy Shipe, with the assistance of Kathryn M. Floyd, appear in the journal Etant donné Marcel Duchamp beginning with no. 5 (2003).


Tout-fait -- A tri-annual online journal of Duchamp studies published by the Art Science Research Laboratory. Vol. 1, no. 1 was issued in December, 1999.

The Marcel Duchamp World Community -- An Internet site for the exchange of research and information on Duchamp, sponsored and maintained by the Art Science Research Laboratory.



[Letter to Stieglitz]. MSS "Can a Photograph Have the Significance of Art?", December 1922, p. 2.


A regarder d'un oeil, de près, pendant presque une heure. 391, no. 13, July 1920, p. 2.

Broyeuse de chocolat. Blindman, no. 2, May 1917, cover.

Fountain. Blindman, no. 2, May 1917, p. 4.  [Under the pseudonym "R. Mutt"; photograph by Alfred Stieglitz.]