Marcel Duchamp, ‘Boîte-Series D (based on Boîte-en-Valise, 1935– 41)’, 1961, Mixed Media, Case covered in light-green linen, lining light-green Ingres paper, and sixty-eight items enclosed in box, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Marcel Duchamp

Boîte-Series D (based on Boîte-en-Valise, 1935– 41), 1961

Case covered in light-green linen, lining light-green Ingres paper, and sixty-eight items enclosed in box
15 3/4 × 14 15/16 × 3 9/16 in
40 × 37.9 × 9 cm
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Created during the period 1935–41, Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise [Box-in-a-Valise], playfully …

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Marcel Duchamp
French, 1887–1968
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Associated with the Dada, Surrealist, Cubist, and Futurist movements, Marcel Duchamp radically subverted conventional practices of artmaking and display, challenging such weighty notions as the hand of the artist and the sanctity of the art object. Duchamp’s depiction of dynamic Cubist forms in Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 (1912) established him as a leading member of the international avant-garde. In 1913 Duchamp created Bicycle Wheel, which is considered the first of his famous readymades—minimally altered objects that are elevated to the status of art simply through the designation of the artist. Particularly in his readymades, Duchamp placed unprecedented emphasis on the artistic concept as paramount over craftsmanship or aesthetics, a guiding principle that has proved hugely influential to 20th-century artistic practice.

Marcel Duchamp, ‘Boîte-Series D (based on Boîte-en-Valise, 1935– 41)’, 1961, Mixed Media, Case covered in light-green linen, lining light-green Ingres paper, and sixty-eight items enclosed in box, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick

Created during the period 1935–41, Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise [Box-in-a-Valise], playfully co-signed “from or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy,” with his female alter ego, provided an encapsulation of the artist’s career to date. “You have invented a new kind of autobiography,” said Walter Arensberg upon seeing …

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© Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2015
Marcel Duchamp
French, 1887–1968
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Associated with the Dada, Surrealist, Cubist, and Futurist movements, Marcel Duchamp radically subverted conventional practices of artmaking and display, challenging such weighty notions as the hand of the artist and the sanctity of the art object. Duchamp’s depiction of dynamic Cubist forms in Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 (1912) established him as a leading member of the international avant-garde. In 1913 Duchamp created Bicycle Wheel, which is considered the first of his famous readymades—minimally altered objects that are elevated to the status of art simply through the designation of the artist. Particularly in his readymades, Duchamp placed unprecedented emphasis on the artistic concept as paramount over craftsmanship or aesthetics, a guiding principle that has proved hugely influential to 20th-century artistic practice.

Marcel Duchamp

Boîte-Series D (based on Boîte-en-Valise, 1935– 41), 1961

Case covered in light-green linen, lining light-green Ingres paper, and sixty-eight items enclosed in box
15 3/4 × 14 15/16 × 3 9/16 in
40 × 37.9 × 9 cm
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