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© Succession Marcel Duchamp/Bildupphovsrätt 2018
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Category:Paintings
Date:1910s
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Marcel Duchamp
1887 - 1968
France La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même, 1915-1923/1961
Bruden avklädd av sina ungkarlar t.o.m.
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even
Olja och bly på glas
Träramen: 313,5 x 214 x 112cm Glasen: 282,2 x 181,2cm
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Replik utförd av Marcel Duchamp och Ulf Linde 1961. Donation 1961 från konstnären och Ulf Linde.
NMB 1850 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
The Great Galls is divided into an upper part and a lower part, like a seal or a playing card. And it is transparent like a shop window. Duchamp worked on it between 1915 and 1923. While it was being transported, the original, which is in the art museum in Philadelphia, USA, cracked. The glass also has a collection of facsimile notes, The Green Box, which may be seen as a kind of labyrinth-like manual and a model. Box in a Suitcase, with all the works of Duchamp that are related to the glass. There are nine bachelors, seen in the lower left-hand corner of the glass. Their desire seems to flow through the lead wires via the cone shapes down to the brown chocolate grinder. How will they find their way up to the Bride's domains at the top of the glass? They will need some luck. They mustn't get stuck in the sweet paste of the chocolate grinder, they have to force their way through the mirror part in the middle of the glass, called the Bride's clothes … No one knows how it will work out. Their travels seem to be endless - like the observer standing in front of a work of art. Interpretations of The Great Glass have become something of a work of art themselves. Duchamp was amused by most of them, but said nothing. Perhaps he would have agreed  with the writer Stendhal: Telling all is a bore.
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