Subseries C. Portraits and snapshots

ca. 1886-1968, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

A large series of portraits and snapshots documenting the life, work and acquaintances of Marcel Duchamp. Includes views of Duchamp alone and with others, as well as a handful of views of the artist posed with his works of art. There are also a few photographs of Duchamp's family and friends, as well as images of his studio and hometown, Blainville, France. Many of the portraits are taken by important photographers, such as Man Ray, Carl Van Vechten, John D. Schiff, and Arnold Rosenberg. Most of the snapshots are unattributed, but were presumably taken by Duchamp's close friends given their personal nature.

All photographs for which the Museum owns copyright or has been given copyright permisison have been digitized.