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What did Marcel Duchamp tell Bill Griffith?

Zippy the Pinhead as shown in Underground comics by Bill Griffith Image Source

Alan Bisbort in an interview with underground cartoonist Bill Griffith (a.k.a. Zippy) reveals details about Griffith’s brief encounter with Marcel Duchamp when he was 19 years old. Griffith was a student at Pratt . He told the famed artist at the master’s restrospective exhibition that he, Griffith wanted to be an artist.

Bisbort wrote that: Duchamp, then an old man "sternly warned" Griffith to “Go into medicine. The world needs more doctors than artists.” Read more here.

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