Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968): The Large Glass, 1967, printer: Upiglio, Georgio, etching from an edition of 150 printed on handmade paper, 35 x 23 cms. © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2010.
Duchamp made remarkably few etchings, but just before his death he produced this print based on arguably his most famous work 'The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even' now more commonly known as 'The Large Glass'.
About the Artist
French painter, sculptor and writer, his art and ideas have served to exemplify the range of possibilities inherent in a more conceptual approach to the art making process. His work is of historical importance, from his early experiments with Cubism to his associations with Dada and Surrealism, his conception of the ‘ready-made’ altered our understanding of what constitutes an art object. He refused to accept the standards and practices of the established art system, he would not repeat himself, develop a recognisable style or show his work regularly. It is the more theoretical aspects implicit to both Duchamp’s art and life that have had the most profound impact on artists later in the century, making him one of the most influential artists of the modern era.