New York Dada is published with the collaboration of Man Ray,
in which Duchamp appears as Rrose Sélavy.
Moves back to Paris, where he stays with his younger sister
Suzanne and her husband Jean Crotti.
The Arensbergs move to California and the Large Glass
is purchased by Katherine Dreier.
Duchamp returns to New York.
The Large Glass is left
Travels to Brussels, Belgium for an extended stay of several months.
Competes in his first major chess
tournament, finishes in third place.
Focuses on chess, devoting most of his time to it.
Picabia and René Clair produce the film Entr'acte.
Erik Satie composes the film's music, and Duchamp and Man Ray appear in it
as chess players.
Collaborates with Pierre de Massot on the unfinished
The Wonderful Book (Paris:
Pierre de Massot). The content of the book includes twelve blank pages
and "modified printed readymades" (puns) printed on the
Produces Monte Carlo Bond,
a photo-collage with a photograph
of Duchamp by Man Ray. He sold copies of the Monte Carlo Bond
to raise money for a trip to Monte Carlo to test a system
he devised for winning at roulette.
Duchamp's mother dies on January 29, his father on February 3.
Collaborates with Man Ray and Marc Allégret on
Anémic Cinéma, a black and white silent film.
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, even (the Large Glass)
while in transport to Connecticut from Brooklyn on the back of a truck.
The shattered Large Glass remains in storage for several years until Duchamp
repairs it. In 1956 he would comment "I like the breaks, the way they come, the cracks...".
Collaborates in Paris with Man Ray and Marc Allégret on the film
The Société Anonyme organizes the "International Exhibition of
Modern Art", at which the Large Glass is exhibited publicly
for the first time. After the exhibit, the glass panels of the piece
were shattered while in transit back to Katherine Dreier's.
Rents a studio at 11 Rue Larrey in Paris, then heads back to
New York in October.
Organizes Brancusi exhibition in Chicago,
Illinois, (January 4-18).
In late February, returns to the 11 Rue Larrey studio in Paris and
installs the 2-way Door, which remains
simultaneously open and closed.
Marries his first wife, Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor. Divorces after
a few months.
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, is exhibited at Pomona College,
Continues to concentrate on chess and becomes a member of the
French Olympic team at The Hague.
The Chocolate Grinder, No. 1, is exhibited at Pomona College,
Claremont, California. (This piece is an important element in
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even,
a.k.a. the Large Glass).
Selects the works to be included in the upcoming
1931 Société Anonyme New York exhibition.
In April, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 is exhibited by
De Hauke & Co.