Marcel Duchamp Comes to Pasadena


In 1963, Marcel Duchamp, considered by many to be the father of conceptual art, was photographed in a tiny anonymous museum playing chess with a nude female model. Produced by Artifact for the PBS series ARTBOUND, MARCEL DUCHAMP COMES TO PASADENA tells the story behind this iconic image: How Duchamp agreed to hold his first-ever career retrospective in Pasadena at a time when the city was considered a remote artistic wasteland. And how the opening night party became a defining moment for generations of Southern California artists who would go on to change the world of contemporary art.

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