interviews and lectures

  • The International Online Bibliography of Dada is the online catalog of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries. The catalog includes materials in all formats that have been cataloged for the collection, including books, essays in books, periodical articles, manuscripts, sound and videorecordings, and other media related to the Dada movement and to the individual dadaists. These materials are located throughout the University of Iowa Libraries, but are primarily housed in the Main Library and the Art Library. Most of the manuscript holdings are on microfilms that were made in various public and private collections in Europe and North America in the early 1980s, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jerome Foundation.
  • Arturo Schwarz
    'Elements of a descriptive bibliography of Duchamp's writings, lectures, translations, and interviews', in Arturo Schwarz (ed.), The complete works of Marcel Duchamp. 3rd rev. and expanded paperback edition (Delano Greenidge Editions : New York NY 2000) 896-921. An exhibition history and updated bibliography 1969-1995 by Timothy Shipe was added in this third edition (p. 933-954).
  • The survey below is a selected list of interviews with Marcel Duchamp concentrating on publications entirely based upon interviews with Duchamp (not quoted or off-hand conversations). More references can be found in Arturo Schwarz, 'Elements' (see above) and Marchand du Sel. Écrits de Marcel Duchamp / réunis et présentés par Michel Sanouillet. Collection "391" (Le Terrain Vague : Paris 1959) and later editions.
  • Marcel Duchamp. Interviews und Statements / gesammelt, übersetzt und annotiert von Serge Stauffer, Graphische Sammlung Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (Hatje Cantz Publishers : Stuttgart 1992).
  • Marcel Duchamp - Works, Writings and Interviews / Gloria Moure (Barcelona 2009) 160 p.
  • Jean Antoine
    [An Interview for Belgian Television] in Duchamp's Neuilly apartment (Summer 1966; 33 min., 16 mm., black & white. Broadcasted in 1971 on the program 'Signe des Temps' (RTBF). The transcription was first published translated in Italian (1993); the English translation of the transcripy was published in The Art Newspaper No. 27 (April 1993) 16-17.
  • Barbara Ashford
    'Artists Can't Shock People Today, Marcel Duchamp Says', in Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia), 10 May 1961, p. 56.
  • Dore Ashton
    'An Interview with Marcel Duchamp', in Studio International 171 (June 1966) 244-247. Interview on the occasion of the Tate Gallery exhibition. Also published in Rencontre avec Marcel Duchamp / traduit de l'americain par Patrice Cotensin (L'Echoppe : Paris 1996). Includes new afterword by Dore Ashton.
  • Joan Bakewell
    Marcel Duchamp interviewed by Joan Bakewell. Originally produced as television broadcast by the BBC TV for the program 'Late Night Line Up' on 5 June 1968, on the occasion of Arturo Schwarz's lecture at the ICA, London. Experimental compilation series, 8. Contents: Marcel Duchamp discusses the influence of Dadaism on art.
    Online available in tout-fait. The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal Perpetual (2004).
  • Alice Bellony
    Marcel Duchamp. Greenwich Village, 10e rue (L'Echoppe : Paris 2001). Alice Bellony's interview with Marcel Duchamp in the Spring of 1963, an earlier version of which was published in the Gazette de Lausanne, May 4-5, 1963; new version based on the interviewer's review of her original notes.
  • Milton Brown
    Three interviews regarding the 50th anniversary of the Armory Show: including a 12 p. transcript, 1 cassette and 1 dup. cassette interview of Milton Brown and Marcel Duchamp conducted by Martha Deane in 1963 for the Martha Deane Show, which aired on WOR, New York, N.Y.; an 8 p. transcript, audio cassette and CD copy of an interview of Brown conducted by Duncan MacDonald for his show, 'Observation Point' on Station WNYC, New York NY, April 10, 1963; and an 8 p. transcript and audio cassette of an interview of Duchamp conducted in 1963 by Milton Brown for Channel 13, New York NY. The interviews are deposited in the Milton Brown Papers at the Archives of American Art.
  • Pierre Cabanne
    'Je suis un défroqué', in Arts-Loisirs (25-31 May 1966) 17.
  • Ingénieur du temps perdu. Entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp (Pierre Belfond : Paris 1967). A 2nd revised and updated edition was published in 1977; Entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp was re-ed. in 1995 by Somogy : Paris. Also published in English (Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp 1971; reprinted 1987), German (Gespräche mit Marcel Duchamp 1972), Italian (Marcel Duchamp. Ingegnere del tempo perduto. Conversazione con Pierre Cabane 1979) and Dutch (Gesprekken met Marcel Duchamp 1991).
  • George Charbonnier
    Entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp (André Dimanche : Marseille 1994) + 2 sound discs. Written and recorded text of interviews conducted December 6, 21, 27, 1960, and January 2, 1961, and broadcast by Radiodiffusion Télévision française.
  • Philippe Collin
    Marcel Duchamp parle des ready-made à Philippe Collin. Envois (L'Echoppe : Paris 1998). "Cet entretien fut réalisé à la Galerie Claude Givaudan à Paris le 21 juin 1967. Destiné à prendre place dans l'émission de Jean-Michel Meurice et Pierre-André Boutang 'Images et idées', il fut diffusé peu après sur la deuxième chaine de l'ORTF dans le cadre du 'nouveau Dimanche'".
  • Russell Conner
    Museum Open House with Marcel Duchamp. Tape recorded interview conducted at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (end February 1964).
  • Hubert Crehan
    'Dada', an interview broadcast over WBAI-FM Radio (New York). An excerpt was published in Evidence No. 3 (Fall 1961) 36-38.
  • Jean Marie Drot
    video'Jeu d'échecs avec Marcel Duchamp'. Interview that constitutes the sound track of a film (end of 1963) in Pasadena and New York for the Radio Télévision Française (RTF); first broadcast on 8 June 1964 and then shown at the International Festival of Artistic Films and Films of Art (Bergamo, 19 September 1964). A videocassette was issued by Public Media, Chicago 1987 (Marcel Duchamp. A Game of Chess) and by Phaidon (2007). The English version was presented in a television broadcast in September 1964 in the 'Art and Man' Series [source UbuWeb].
  • H.Th. Flemming
    'Immer spielt Magic hinein', in Die Welt (18 October 1965) 7.
  • Louis Goldaine and Pierre Astier
    'Marcel Duchamp', in Ces peintres vous parlent (Editions du Temps : Paris 1964) 46.
  • Otto Hahn
    'Marcel Duchamp', in L'Express N° 684 (23 July 1964) 22-23. Reprinted as 'Deux entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp par Otto Hahn. Entretien publié dans Paris-Express N° 684, le 23 juillet 1964. Entretien publié dans VH 101 n° 3, automne 1970', in Etant donnés Marcel Duchamp No. 3 (2001).
  • 'Passport No. G. 255300', in Art and Artists 1, no. 4 (July 1966) 7-11.
  • 'Marcel Duchamp', in VH 101, no. 3 (1970). Reprinted as 'Deux entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp par Otto Hahn. Entretien publié dans Paris-Express N° 684, le 23 juillet 1964. Entretien publié dans VH 101 n° 3, automne 1970', in: Etant donnés Marcel Duchamp No. 3 (2001).
  • George Heard Hamilton
    'The Large Glass and the Readymades', interview conducted in New York on January 19, 1959 for broadcast on BBC Radio ("Art, Anti-Art") on 13 November 1959 and repeated on 12 August 1960. The audiocassette, edited by Wiliam Furlong was produced in 1976 (Audio Arts Magazine The transcription was published in The Art Newspaper no. 15 (February 1992) 13.
  • Richard Hamilton
    Le Grand Déchiffreur : Richard Hamilton sur Macel Duchamp ; une sélection d'écrits, d'entretiens et de lettres (Zürich 2009). 272 p.
  • [An interview for German Television] recorded at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (end September 1965) on the occasion of the Duchamp retrospective exhibition, 7-28 September 1965. The interview constitutes the sound track of the 15-minute film 'Marcel Duchamp' transmitted by the Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR), Hamburg (October 1965).
  • Alain Jouffroy
    '"L'idée de jugement devrait disparaître ... "', in Arts no. 491 (November 1954) 1. Reprinted with corrections in Une révolution du regard. Á propos de quelques peintres et sculpteurs contemporains (Gallimard : Paris 1964) 109-111.
  • listen'" ... Il nést pas certain que je revienne à la peinture"', in Arts no. 694 (October-November 1958) 12 [source: UbuWeb]. Supplemented by 'Conversations avec Marcel Duchamp', written and recorded text of an interview conducted December 8, 1961 in New York. Published in Une révolution du regard. Á propos de quelques peintres et sculpteurs contemporains (Gallimard : Paris 1964) 111-124; also in Rencontre (Centre Georges Pompidou : Paris / Dumerchez : Creil 1997) + 1 sound disc.
  • Katherine Kuh
    'Marcel Duchamp', an interview broadcast on the BBC program 'Monitor' (29 March 1961) and published in Katherine Kuh (ed.), The Artist's Voice. Talks with Seventeen Artists (Harper & Row : New York 1962) 81-93.
  • Robert Lebel
    'Art Was a Dream', in Newsweek 54, no. 19 (9 November 1959) 119-19.
  • 'Marcel Duchamp, maintenant et ici', in L'Oeil No. 149 (May 1967) 18-23, 77.
  • Ulf Linde
    'Samtal med Marcel Duchamp', in Dagens Nyheter (10 September 1961) 5.
  • [Henry McBride?]
    Deux interviews new-yorkaises. Septembre 1915 / préface de Jean Suquet; traduction de Patrice Cotensin. Envois (L'Echoppe : Paris 1996). The first interview is a translation of 'A complete reversal of art opinions by Marcel Duchamp, iconoclast' [= Un renversement complet des opinions sur l'art par Marcel Duchamp, iconoclaste], originally published in Arts and decoration (September 1915) 427-428, 442; reprinted in Studio International 189 (January-February 1975) 29.
  • The second work a translation of 'The "Nude Descending a Staircase" Man Surveys Us' [= L'homme du "Nu descendant l'escalier" nous observe], originally published in New York Tribune (September 12, 1915) sec. 4, p. 2.; reproduced in Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin No. 328 (Spring 1960) 13. [Author Henry McBride?].
  • Daniel MacMorris
    'Marcel Duchamp's Frankenstein', in Art Digest 12, no. 7 (January 1938) 22.
  • Jean-Michel Meurice and André Fermigier
    'Images et Idées', television program broadcast on the French ORTF on 21 January 1968. The film was made at the Galerie Givaudan on the occasion of the exhibition 'Editions de et sur Marcel Duchamp' (8 June-30 September 1967).
  • Dorothy Norman
    'Interview', in Art in America 57, no. 4 (July-August 1969) 38.
  • 'Two Conversations. Marcel Duchamp and Tristan Tzara', in The Yale University Gazette 60, no. 1-2 (October 1985) 77-79.
  • Octavio Paz
    An interview filmed by Denis Hare and Lewis Jacobs and issued 1976 (16 mm., color).
  • Tristram Powell
    'Rebel Ready-Made', a 37 min. film on the occasion of the Marcel Duchamp retrospective at the Tate Gallery, incorporating an interview. The film was shown by the BBC on 23 June 1966 on the program 'New Release'.
  • Rosa Régas
    'Entrevista con Marcel Duchamp', in Siglo 20 No. 26 (23 October 1965) 83.
  • Claude Rivière
    'Marcel Duchamp devant le pop-art ...', in Combat (8 September 1966) 9.
  • Colette Roberts
    'Interview', in Art in America 57, no. 4 (July-August 1969) 39.
  • Francis Roberts
    '"I Propose to Strain the Laws of Physics"', in Art News 67, no. 8 (December 1968) 46-47, 62-64.
  • Michel Sanouillet
    'Dans l'atelier de Marcel Duchamp', in Les nouvelles littéraires No. 1424 (16 December 1954) 5.
  • Jean Schuster
    'Marcel Duchamp, vite', in Le Surréalisme, même no. 2 (Spring 1957) 143-145. Reprinted in Marchand du Sel (Paris 1959) 173-174 and other editions.
  • 'Pour saluer André Breton', radio program directed by Jacques-Adrien Blondeau, broadcast on the ORTF 19 October 1966, incorporating an interview by Marcel Duchamp by Jean Schuster made in Neuilly, 10 October 1966.
  • William Seitz
    'What happened to Art?' An interview with Marcel Duchamp on contemporary consequences of 1913 Armory Show, in Vogue 141, no. 4 (February 1963) 110-113, 129-131. Reprinted as 'Qu'est-il arrivé à l'Art? Entretien avec Marcel Duchamp', in Etant donnés Marcel Duchamp No. 2 (1999).
  • Jeanne Siegel
    Broadcast on WBAI-FM as part of the series 'Great Artists in America Today', in April 1967. Transcribed in 'Some Late Thoughts of Marcel Duchamp', in Arts Magazine 43, no. 3 (December 1968-January 1969) 21-22; reprinted in Artwords. Discourse on the 60s and 70s (UMI Research Press : Ann Arbor, ) 15-21.
  • Francis Steegmuller
    'Duchamp Fifty Years Later', in Show 3, no. 2 (February 1963) 28-29.
  • James J. Sweeney
    [Interview], in The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin 13, no. 4/5 (1946) 19-21. Special issue 'Eleven Europeans in America'. Supplemented by 1956 interview, a Duchamp-Sweeney kinescope, in television archive of the Museum of Modern Art.
  • 'A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp'. A 30 minute film directed by Robert Graff incorporating an interview by James Sweeney, made at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1955 and broadcast by NBC in January 1956 in the program Elderly Wise Men. Edited version in Salt Seller. The Writings of Marcel Duchamp (New York 1973) 127, 129-130, 133-137.
  • Juan Josep Tharrats
    'Marcel Duchamp', in Art Actuel International 1, no. 6 (Lausanne 1958) 1.
  • Calvin Tomkins
    The Afternoon Interviews / edited by Paul Chan (New York 2012) ix, 100 p.
  • Tristan Tzara
    Dorothy Norman, 'Two Conversations: Marcel Duchamp and Tristan Tzara', in Yale University Library Gazette 60, no. 1-2 (1985) 77-80. Marcel Duchamp described his interest in machine forms with his paintings, Coffee Grinder (1911) and Chocolate Grinder (1913), his relationship with Francis Picabia, and the development of Dada. In the early 1950's, Tristan Tzara continued by speaking of the beginnings of Dada mentioning the experiments with form of Picasso and Braque and the work of Duchamp.
  • Guy Viau
    'To Change Names, Simply. Interview of Marcel Duchamp on Canadian Radio Television, July 17, 1960 (translated by Sarah Skinner Kilborne)', in tout-fait. The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal Issue 4 (2002).
  • Mike Wallace
    'On the Hot Seat. Mike Wallace interviews Marcel Duchamp' / introduction by Naomi Sawelson-Gorse, in Art History 23, no. 1 (2000) 35-55. Presents the script log (a preinterview outline of questions and possible answers) and text of the television interview of Marcel Duchamp by Mike Wallace which aired on 18 January 1961. In the interview, Wallace, whose confrontational style had made him famous on both radio and television, probed Duchamp's decision to abandon painting. In response, Duchamp criticized the contemporary art world for being too crass and commercialized, also giving his opinions of several painters and art critics. Based on the Mike Wallace papers at Syracuse University (New York). Translated in French as 'Sur le gril. Entretien inédit de Marcel Duchamp avec Mike Wallace' and published in Etant donnés Marcel Duchamp no. 1 (1999) [Historical Abstracts].
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  • listen'The Creative Act', in Art News 56, no. 4 (New York 1957) 28-29. Paper read to the annual convention of the American Federation of Arts (Houston April 1957). Frequently reprinted, e.g. Gregory Battcock (ed.), The New Art. A Critical Anthology (Dutton : New York 1966) 23-26; Sanouillet (ed.), Marchand du Sel, both editions and Robert Lebel Sur Marcel Duchamp, both editions. Also issued as 33 1/3 rpm record for Aspen no. 5-6. The Minimalism issue (New York 1966) section 13.
  • 'Where Do We Go from Here?' Talk delivered at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art on 20 March 1961, in the course of a panel on the subject: Where Do We Go from Here? The art critic Katherine Kuh acted as moderator. Larry Day, Louise Nevelson and Theodoros Stamos were the other invited artists. Translated from the original in French by Helen Meakins for Studio International 189, no. 973 (January-February 1975) 28.
  • 'A propos of Readymades', talk given at the "Assemblage" Symposium of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on 19 October 1961. Published in Art and Artists 1, no. 4 (1966). Reprinted - e.g. - in Kenneth Coutts-Smith, Dada (Studio Vista : London / Dutton : New York 1970). Put online by Dada Online.
  • 'Apropos of Myself', lecture delivered at the City Art Museum of St. Louis, Missouri on November 24 1964.
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