|French: La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même|
(Le Grand Verre)
|Type||Oil, varnish, lead foil, lead wire, and dust on two glass panels|
|Dimensions||277.5 cm × 175.9 cm (109.25 in × 69.25 in)|
|Location||Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia|
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même), most often called The Large Glass (Le Grand Verre), is an artwork by Marcel Duchamp over 9 feet (2.7 m) tall, and freestanding. Duchamp worked on the piece from 1915 to 1923, creating two panes of glass with materials such as lead foil, fuse wire, and dust. It combines chance procedures, plotted perspective studies, and laborious craftsmanship. Duchamp’s ideas for the Glass began in 1913, and he made numerous notesand studies, as well as preliminary works for the piece. The notes reflect the creation of unique rules of physics, and myth which describes the work.
“How is it that you used chance operations when I was just being born?” Cage asked Duchamp.