The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (The green box)
By David Astle
Nine men in a pane
of their own,
foiled at her throne.
In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)’, 1981.
See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces, in ‘The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.