Marcel Duchamp The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box) (La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même [Boîte verte]) 1934

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In The Green Box, Duchamp presents a collection of ninety-four loose documents that spell out some of the thinking that led to his groundbreaking and enigmatic work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (also known as The Large Glass, now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art). These randomly organized facsimiles of photographs, handwritten notes, diagrams, and sketches contain a range of reflections and meditations, all directly or indirectly related to the idea of chance—one note, for instance, equates his 3 Standard Stoppages with “canned chance.”

Gallery label from 2020
Marcel Duchamp
Box with ninety-four collotype reproductions (some with lithograph)
sheet (dimensions vary): from 2 3/4 × 3 1/16" (7 × 7.8 cm) to 13 7/16 × 9 1/2" (34.1 × 24.1 cm); overall (closed): 13 1/16 × 11 × 1" (33.2 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm)
Édition Rrose Sélavy (the artist), Paris
Vigier et Brunissen, Paris
Object number
© 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
Associated Work
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