June 9, 2021

Marcel Duchamp Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)

$225.00

“Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase,” Marcel Duchamp said in 1952: finally that suitcase is available to all.

This art object is the first ever reinterpretation of the legendary book-object, “Boîte-en-valise” (Box in a Valise), which was assembled by Marcel Duchamp between 1935 and 1941. At once a work in and of itself, and a reproduction in the Duchampian spirit, this miniature museum contains 69 reproductions of Duchamp’s most celebrated creations, including the famous “Fountain,” Nude Descending a Staircase” and the “Large Glass.” The design team reproduced the bulk of the contents of Duchamp’s original box in paper form, designing everything to scale. Playful and accessible, the “Boîte” reflects Duchamp’s desire to display his works outside the museum and gallery system.

Boxed, 14.75 X 14.75 inches., 69 replicas and printed reproductions.

1 in stock

Description

“Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase,” Marcel Duchamp said in 1952: finally that suitcase is available to all.

This art object is the first ever reinterpretation of the legendary book-object, “Boîte-en-valise” (Box in a Valise), which was assembled by Marcel Duchamp between 1935 and 1941. At once a work in and of itself, and a reproduction in the Duchampian spirit, this miniature museum contains 69 reproductions of Duchamp’s most celebrated creations, including the famous “Fountain,” Nude Descending a Staircase” and the “Large Glass.” The design team reproduced the bulk of the contents of Duchamp’s original box in paper form, designing everything to scale. Playful and accessible, the “Boîte” reflects Duchamp’s desire to display his works outside the museum and gallery system.

Boxed, 14.75 X 14.75 inches., 69 replicas and printed reproductions.