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Ruth Brandon

August 29, 2022

During World War I, New York City became a center for avant-garde art and artists, many of whom left France during the war. In the center of this bohemian maelstrom was Marcel Duchamp, the creator of some of the most enigmatic artworks of the twentieth century. Everyone wanted to know Marcel, many wanted to be in love with Marcel. As for Marcel, he just smiled. On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with novelist and cultural historian RUTH BRANDON about her new book SPELLBOUND BY MARCEL: DUCHAMP, LOVE, AND ART.