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What did Marcel Duchamp tell Bill Griffith?
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posted: 02-17-12
Zippy the Pinhead as shown in Underground comics by Bill Griffith
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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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