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Marcel Duchamp
Étant donnés: 1. La chute d’eau, 2. Le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas)
1946-66
peephole view
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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GIVEN, FINALLY
by Lewis Kachur



Marcel Duchamp was an artist who devoted a long time to creating one summary work. Three years of studies and plans, followed by eight years of labor and reflection, were required for his much-celebrated The Large Glass, also known as The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even. In the end the Glass, begun in 1915, was left "definitively unfinished" in 1923.

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