I don't know if you've noticed it. But Duchamp was magnificent.
It was terrible on dates, because I could never eat when I was on a date.
When I was a young man, I was overly sensitive to things, and I found it difficult to eat when I was nervous.
I just did what I did and I still am. It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime, but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
But the whole idea of the transformation... mystery, transformation, and manipulations - those were the things that Marcel was a magician at. That's his magic.
What I am telling you is that Matta had a way of making you feel comfortable and that's probably why he had nine wives because he made them feel comfortable and then uncomfortable later.