Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm

Now that we’re discussing Duchamp, let’s re-watch this video that we saw earlier. This video is a conversation with Sal Khan & Steven Zucker about regarding the artist, Duchamp, and the art movement, Dada, examining art as a concept.

The only definition of “readymade” published under the name of Marcel Duchamp (“MD” to be precise) [is found] in Breton and Eluard’s Dictionnaire abrégé du Surréalisme: “an ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist.”

—Hector Obalk

Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm, 1964, fourth version, after lost original of November 1915 (The Museum of Modern Art)