The Duchamp Dictionary by Thomas Girst

Thames & Hudson

By Martin Herbert

Did you know that the young man who stole Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (1913) from MoMA in 1995 returned it, the following day, by tossing it over the wall of the museum’s sculpture garden? That there are several nodes of connection, via Philadelphia, between Duchamp and Sylvester Stallone? That The Large Glass (1915–23) makes a cameo appearance in William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984), that Duchamp liked American women best, once took LSD by accident, was a ‘visionary of car-sharing initiatives’ and,…

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