Art: Dadadadada

The ghost of an almost forgotten art movement came to life in Manhattan last week. At the urging of a 57th Street gallery owner, 65-year-old Artist Marcel Duchamp* had set up the first major exhibit of Dada ever held in the U.S. The result was a collection of 300 of the most sardonic jokes ever perpetrated on art.

Going Nowhere. Dada got its start in Zurich, Switzerland during World War I with a group of rebellious young artists who thought the world was going nowhere. They were tired of war, booms and depressions, had no faith in religion and despised the self-conscious...

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