The show committee said that Fountain was not art and rejected it from the show causing an uproar amongst the Dadaists and led Duchamp to resign from the board of the Independent Artists.
On his dada period he wrote in his book "Art In Danger": "Civilian again, I experienced in Berlin the rudimentary beginnings of the dada movement, the start of which coincided with the 'swede' period of malnutrition.
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In early 2002, an international group of anarchic artists (the Kroesos foundation) were also dubbed "Neo-Dadaists" when they took over the in Zurich until their eviction three months later.
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This Dadist technique of dislocating objects from their normal context and representing them as art - was used widely by later assemblage and Pop-artists.
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In 1916, he became a pioneer member of Zurich Dada in Zurich, participated in the 1920 Berlin Dada exhibition and later went to Hanover to visit Schwitters.
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However, in its determination to present its nihilistic ideas in new ways, uncontaminated by the bourgeois fine art tradition, Dada actually invented a number of experimental art forms and techniques, which have contributed in several ways to the development of that tradition.
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It has been destructive in order to achieve indifference." Participated at the first collective exhibition of surrealists at the Pierre Gallery, Paris, with de Chirico, Ernst, Klee, , Masson, Miro, and Picasso.
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In particular, the innovative and curious Breton fell out with nihilistic die-hards like Tzara and Picabia, and when he quit Dada to establish a new movement (which became known as Surrealism) many Dadaists followed and the movement dissolved.
Through the charm of his personality and his works Duchamp has exerted great influence on young American artists.
Exempted from wartime conscription, he fled to New York where his blasphemous "Fountain" (1917) and LHOOQ (1919) became classic Dada works, as did his ever more complex "readymades" including "The Large Glass." His reputation as the leading European contemporary artist led and other influential buyers to rely on him for advice about art investments.