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From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (Box in a Valise)

1935-1941 (contents); 1938 (collotype); deluxe edition, Series A, 1943
Marcel Duchamp (American (born France), 1887–1968)
Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, also known as from or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy, contains miniature copies of a selection of the artist’s works, including his Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) and The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), the originals of which are in the Museum’s collection. The replicas are stored in a meticulously constructed container with expanding wings, itself packaged in a leather carrying case. Duchamp created roughly three hundred versions of the Box, spanning seven editions, between 1941 and 1968.

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