Hamilton - Typo/Topography of Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass, 2001–02
Richard Hamilton (English, b. 1922)
Dimensions: 105 1/2 x 67 inches (total of two maps, bride and bachelor)
One of the most innovative artists of our time, Richard Hamilton has long been fascinated by the work and ideas of Marcel Duchamp. For the sixth installment of the Museum Studies program, Hamilton has created a computer-generated diagram of Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), of 1915–23—one of the most important works in the Museum’s collection, and one that has had a profound effect on contemporary artists, including Hamilton. To coincide with this installation in the Duchamp gallery, Hamilton has also created a double map of The Large Glass, which also includes the English translations of Duchamp’s intricate manuscript notes and studies for the work. In these two maps—The Bride and The Bachelors—each visual element is united with the written ideas and schematic designs that preceded it. Printed in a limited edition, these double maps are available only through the Philadelphia Museum of Art Store.