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The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même) (1915-23) is an installation by Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp. The piece, like most Dada art, is made to be non sensical at best and purposefully confusing. Created with two large panes of glass, The Large Glass, includes a variety of objects and stand in objects, including wire, foil, and dust to represent a Bridge (top) and nine bachelors (bottom). The guide included by Duchamp for the piece lists materials not even present in the piece, including large cracks created accidentally during shipping. Duchamp himself said “The Large Glass is a lot better with the breaks, a hundred times better. It’s the destiny of things.” The Glass was created through meticulous planning and random chance, embodying the Dada movement. 

For more information about the Glass and Duchamp, visit Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp. It even has a gif of The Large Glass in motion 

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    I may be becoming a little obsessed with Duchamp and Dadaism in general…
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    working extensively with this piece today. incredible.