Ulf Linde summarizes his decades of investigation into the geometry of Marcel Duchamp's works.
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 His as-yet unpublished manuscript scrutinizing the mathematical principles behind Duchamp's art reveals what Linde claims to be the key to Marcel Duchamp's poetic universe.
Produced by Academie Anartiste as an extension of the eponymous exhibition organized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and Moderna Museet in 2011.
Ulf Harald Linde (born 1929 in Stockholm) is an art critic, writer, museum director and a member of the Swedish Academy.