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Talk Work in Focus: The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Join art historian Paul B. Franklin as he unveils Marcel Duchamp’s iconic work ‘The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even’ (‘The Large Glass’).

Few artworks created in the 20th century have elicited more commentary or consternation than Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (1915–23), commonly known as the Large Glass. This abstract, playfully scientific meditation on heterosexual desire, the baffling iconography of which can only be deciphered with the help of the artist’s many notes, embodies Duchamp’s unique intellectual approach to painting. In his talk, Paul B. Franklin will outline the complex functioning of this monumental love machine on glass and explore its fascinating history, including its reconstruction by Richard Hamilton in 1965–66.

Paul B. Franklin is a Paris-based art historian and the editor in chief of Étant donné Marcel Duchamp, a scholarly publication devoted to the artist’s life and work.

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This talk will have live subtitles by Stagetext and BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation.
Tickets are £8.00 (£5.00 concessions). Please book using the Book Now link below.


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Sat 11 Nov 2017, 11:00am

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Venue details

Royal Academy of Arts
Benjamin West Lecture Theatre
Burlington House, Piccadilly

Phone: 020 7300 8090

Website: Royal Academy of Arts

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