Monday, July 28, 2008

rrose in her stylish hat

"I don't believe in art. I believe in artists."

Marcel Duchamp (July 28, 1887 - October 2, 1968): Artist, Dadaist, Surrealist, icon, observer, and pictured here in 1921 as Rrose Selavy, one of his other creative personas. As R. Mutt he exhibited a urinal as a fountain; he also turned other various everyday objects into artistic arrangements; within his lifetime the nude descended the staircase, the sad young man rode a train, and many games of chess were played -- until the ultimate checkmate.