Participates in the filming of Hans Richter's 8 X 8.
A visual allegory of a chess game, Duchamp, as a "king", is shown
sitting in a tree.
Two New York exhibitions feature works by Duchamp:
The exhibition "Dada 1916-1923" includes twelve Duchamp pieces,
and Duchamp produces the poster-catalogue for the exhibit,
which is printed on tissue paper.
"Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia" has five Duchamp works.
On January 16, Duchamp marries Alexina (Teeny) Sattler in New York.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art permanently installs the Large Glass
after the death of Katherine Dreier, which joins the 47 Duchamp works previously
donated by the Arensbergs.
Duchamp becomes a citizen of the United States.
Two exhibitions include works by Duchamp:
"Dada", at Yale; and "Cubism 1910-1912", in New York.
In January, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York exhibition
"Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp"
brings together the work of the three brothers. The exhibition moves to The Museum of Fine Arts
of Houston in March.
at the end of the Catalogue reads:
" In addition to those who have
made this exhibition possible through their generous loans, thanks are also and
in particular due to Marcel Duchamp. The idea of grouping the work by the three
brothers was his. We are also indebted to him for the plan and design of the
catalogue as well as the choice of the texts. His advice in the selection of
the exhibits and help in assembling them have made the
exhibition a realization."
In April, he delivers the lecture The Creative Act,
to the American Federation of the Arts, Houston, Texas.
He states "[T]he creative act is not performed
by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact
with the external world by deciphering and interpreting
its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to
the creative act."
The Brussels International Exhibition "50 Ans d'Art Moderne"
includes work by Duchamp.
Sur Marcel Duchamp by Robert Lebel, the first French and
English monograph on Duchamp, is published in Paris.
Duchamp supervises the publication and collaborates with Arnold Fawcus
on its design. He also designed a poster promoting the book's premiere.
Duchamp and his wife Teeny move to 28 West 10th Street, New York.
Breton organizes "Exposition Internationale
du Surréalisme", and Duchamp participates.
Duchamp is elected a member of the
National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
Serves as a juror for the exhibition "Painting of the Year",
Delivers the lecture, "Should the Artist Go to College?", at Hofstra
University in Hempstead, NY. He states, the artist "has this
para-religious mission: to keep lit the flame of an inner
vision of which the work of Art seems to be the closest translation
for the layman" (Duchamp Archives, Philadelphia Museum of Art).