portrait in black and white

“All in all, the 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 qualification and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives a final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.” 

Happy Birthday to Marcel Duchamp, born on this day in 1887! 

Portrait by Bert Stern, 1967.