The Case of Marcel Duchamp (1983)

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  • Duchamp - Through the Glass Darkly Working


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson come out of retirement to conduct a search for the motives and meanings of the artist. Duchamp's steps are traced from provincial France, through Paris and on to New York, and evidence is presented from collections and from Duchamp's own testimony on tape and film. Includes reconstructed scenes from Raymond Roussell's play `Impressions of Africa', which the artist saw in 1912 and which had a formative effect on his own art.

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