Interview with Earl Carter

Marcel Duchamp Retrospective Exhibition Records
1959-1963, Pasdena Art Museum

Marcel Duchamp / Marvin Lazarus (1918–1982) / Gelatin silver print, 1962 / Roberta Fast Lazarus

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Interview with Marcel Duchamp, conducted by Earl Carter of the Pasadena Museum of Art, October 1963.  In conjunction with “Marcel Duchamp: A Retrospective Exhibition,” hosted by the museum (October 10-November 3, 1963).

In this interview, Duchamp discusses his work Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912, which caused a sensation at the 1913 Armory Show in New York, as well as the connection between his art and his love for chess.



Discussion of the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 1


Duchamp on the philosophical connection between his artmaking and chess playing