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The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors Even Again

Duchamp, Marcel. Hamilton, Richard

Newcastle. The Department of Fine Art, Newcastle University. 1966
The important document / artist book detailing Richard Hamilton's reconstruction of Marcel Duchamp's 'The Large Glass', signed by Marcel Duchamp and Richard Hamilton.

From the de luxe edition limited to 25 copies, signed by both Hamilton and Duchamp.

In May 1966, Hamilton reconstructed Duchamp's 'The Large Glass' at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, titling the work 'The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors Even Again.' That same year the work was taken south for the Tate Gallery's Duchamp retrospective, itself curated by Hamilton, further securing the artist's link with Duchamp and his legacy. It has been suggested that Hamilton viewed himself as Duchamp's rightful heir, and Duchamp's involvement (and signature, here), certainly indicates mutual respect; it has also been noted that Duchamp was always interested in the idea of replication.
pp.(32). 4to. (300 x 205 mm). Illustrated throughout with reproduction photographs printed in black and white, printed endpapers; occasional green tissue guard leaves; colophon page with artist signatures to rear. Original publisher's suede-backed green printed boards; matching green suede slipcase with brown suede label, title stamped in gilt.

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