The Large Glass Framed Postcard

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The Large Glass Framed Postcard
Tags: French
About the Work:
Surely one of the most enigmatic works of art in any museum, The Large Glass dominates a gallery devoted to Marcel Duchamp's work from the exact location in which he placed it in 1954. Painstakingly executed on two planes of glass with unconventional materials such as lead foil, fuse wire, and dust, the appearance of the Glass is the result of an extraordinary combination of chance procedures, carefully plotted perspective studies, and laborious craftsmanship. As for its metaphysical aspect, Duchamp's voluminous preparatory notes, published in 1934, reveal that his "hilarious picture" is intended to diagram the erratic progress of an encounter between the "Bride," in the upper panel, and her nine "Bachelors" gathered timidly below amidst a wealth of mysterious mechanical apparatus. Exhibited only once (in 1926 at the Brooklyn Museum) before it was accidentally broken and laboriously repaired by the artist, the Glass joined the Museum's collection in 1953 and has gradually become the subject of a vast scholarly literature and the object of pilgrimages for countless visitors drawn to its witty, intelligent, and vastly liberating redefinition of what a work of art can be.
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Relive the experience of coming face-to-face with some of the most well-loved masterworks at the Museum. This high-quality postcard features The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) by Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887–1968) and is complimented by an elegant metal frame that allows your keepsake to be hung with ease.

This item has been hand-framed by Furst Brothers, one of America's most prolific framers for over one hundred years. Working with the Museum, they have paired every item with a unique setting in a complimentary color and texture.
  • 4 2/5" x 6 1/5" x 3/4"
  • Frame includes metal wire in the back for easy hanging
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