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Work in focus: ‘The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even’ (The Large Glass) by Marcel Duchamp


Saturday 11 November 2017
11am — 12pm

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Marcel Duchamp (reconstruction By Richard Hamilton), The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même), known as The Large Glass, 1915 (reconstructed in 1965–66 and 1985).

Oil, lead, dust and varnish on glass in metal frame. 277.5 x 175.9 cm. Tate: Presented by William N. Copley through the American Federation of Arts 1975. Photo: © Tate, London 2017 / © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017.

Join art historian Paul B. Franklin as he explores Marcel Duchamp’s iconic work ‘The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even’ (The Large Glass).

Few artworks created in the 20th century have elicited more commentary or consternation than Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (1915–23), commonly known as the Large Glass. This abstract, playfully scientific meditation on heterosexual desire, the baffling iconography of which can only be deciphered with the help of the artist’s many notes, embodies Duchamp’s unique intellectual approach to painting. In his talk, Paul B. Franklin will outline the complex functioning of this monumental love machine on glass and explore its fascinating history, including its reconstruction by Richard Hamilton in 1965–66.

Paul B. Franklin is a Paris-based art historian and the editor in chief of Étant donné Marcel Duchamp, a scholarly publication devoted to the artist’s life and work.

This talk will be accompanied with speech-to-text transcription by STAGETEXT and BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation.

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Saturday 11 November 2017

11am — 12pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£8, £5 concessions.

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