Richard Hamilton
Typo/Topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass 2003

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Richard Hamilton 1922–2011
Typo/Topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass
Date 2003
Medium 2 digital prints on paper mounted onto aluminium panel
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 2665 x 1700 mm
Acquisition Purchased 2004
Not on display

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Hamilton has described the Large Glass as ‘an epic poem, a technical treatise and a pictorial masterpiece’. In this print, he combines a diagram of the artwork with English translations of Duchamp’s notes from the Green Box, bringing together the visual and literary elements of Duchamp’s project. The Typo/Typography underlines Duchamp’s desire to create a work that required an analytical response from the viewer, rather than a purely aesthetic one.

August 2011

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