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In 1961, Ulf Linde produced the first authorized copy of Marcel Duchamp’s monumental piece, The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (1915–23), and Linde is without doubt one of the world’s most important interpreters of Marcel Duchamp’s art. For more than half a century, he has pursued intense studies of Duchamp’s entire oeuvre and has made perfect replicas of all his major works. Like no one else, he knows the works in minute detail.
Linde’s replicas and his early texts on Duchamp were essential to the international reception of the artist’s work and played a key role in such major exhibitions as Walter Hopps’s 1963 Duchamp retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum, and the Centre Pompidou’s opening exhibition in 1977. Linde, who is still as active as ever, is the author of numerous books and essays on Duchamp. His as-yet unpublished manuscript scrutinizing the mathematical principles behind Duchamp’s art reveals what Linde claims to be the key to Marcel Duchamp's poetic universe. [publisher’s note]
Edited by Jan Åman and Daniel Birnbaum; with contributions by Jan Åman, Daniel Birnbaum, Marcel Duchamp, Ulf Linde, Henrik Samuelsson, and Susanna Slöör.