The flag: Michael Taylor picks Marcel Duchamp
By Michael Taylor
posted: 01-26-09
Marcel Duchamp Genre Allegory [George Washington] 1943
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"The biting satire of [Duchamp's] portrait of George Washington reflects the artist's nihilistic mood during the Second World War, which had brought back painful memories of the jingoistic patriotism that had led to the senseless loss of so many of his friends and even family members, including his oldest brother Raymond Duchamp-Villon, during the First World War."

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