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Marcel Duchamp

What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?

Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death

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Exhibitions

The power couples who shaped Modern art

New show explores 40 romantic and artistic partnerships of the 20th century

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Art market

Object lessons: a Surrealist ménage à trois, a Yoruba princess and a rare Futurist painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Conservation & Preservation

Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Lake District up for sale

Chinese collector may step in to save the barn, after Arts Council rejects funding bid

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Art market

Object lessons: a painting from Max Ernst's Arizona period, a Kurt Schwitters Merz collage, and a Cubistic still life by Jean Metzinger

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Exhibitions

Fever dreams: on Delirious at the Met Breuer

An exhibition on post-war art proves a little too ambitious

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Books

Books: Essays on sex, gender and identity in Dada

Naomi Sawelson-Gorse edits this collection on the often overlooked women of Dada

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Artist interview

Interview with Marcel Duchamp: Life is a game; life is art

From 4 April to 18 July the Palazzo Grassi is showing a 300- work exhibition by Pontus Hulten of the work of Marcel Duchamp, the artist whose ideas have pricked through the whole history of twentieth-century art. Here we publish one of his last interviews, made in 1966

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Exhibitions

Only two years since his last show, Max Ernst exhibition opens at the MoMA this month

“Max Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism” concentrates upon fifteen years of fertile activity until 1927

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Interview with Marcel Duchamp: Buried in the BBC archives since 1959, and published here for the first time

Talking about his readymades and his most complicated work “The large glass”, now in Philadelphia, Duchamp reflects on how little he meant to people in the late Fifties, when the painterliness of Abstract Expressionism ruled