The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box)
"Préface: Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau, 2° le gaz d'éclairage" (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas)

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968. Published by Edition Rrose Selavy, Paris.

Made in Paris, France, Europe


Ninety-four facsimiles of manuscript notes, drawings, and photographs, and one original manuscript item, Broyeuse de Chocolat, contained in a green flocked cardboard box

Box: 13 1/16 x 11 x 1 inches (33.2 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm)

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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The Green Box, published in 1934 in an edition of 300, presents the notations and diagrams Duchamp made between 1912 and 1917 in preparation for his masterwork The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). Duchamp compared the collection of ninety-four meticulous facsimiles housed in a green cardboard box to a “Sears Roebuck” catalogue that would provide an indispensable guide to understanding The Large Glass.