Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (No. 1)Made in Neuilly, France, Europe
Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968
Graphite on tracing paper
Currently not on view
1950-134-66The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
LabelDuchamp created this study in preparation for construction of the lower pane of The Large Glass (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1952-98-1), the Bachelors’ Apparatus, working out the perspectival system for the “cemetery of uniforms and liveries” on tracing paper. In addition to studies like this, he made voluminous notes while preparing The Large Glass, publishing a selection in boxed editions in 1934.