Marcel Duchamp: The Delay in Glass

Delay in glass

Use ‘delay’ instead of picture or painting; picture on glass becomes delay in glass—but delay in glass does not mean picture on glass— It’s merely a way of succeeding in no longer thinking that the thing in question is a picture—to make a delay of it in the most general way possible, not so much in the different meanings in which delay can be taken, but rather in their indecisive reunion delay’– a delay in glass as you would say a poem in prose or a spittoon in silver

Marcel Duchamp: The Green Box, 1934

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Batchelors, Even(The Large Glass) 1915 - 1923

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Batchelors, Even
(The Large Glass) 1915 – 1923

The Delay of the Gift

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