All of us can revel in Matisse's mastery of colour and design, but let us not forget that he once said that "art should be like a comfortable armchair".
Duchamp defined modern art in that he identified the intention of the artist as what makes a work of art. Hilton dismisses the beauty of the work - "can't paint" is his watchword. He prefers surface and form. Duchamp was an "embittered failure", says Hilton.
On the contrary, Marcel Duchamp was that rare creature - a fulfilled person who never compromised in his artistic or in his personal life. His achievements are a challenge to us all - let's all go to the Entwistle and look at a mind at work.
Brighton, E Sussex