This carefully organized box contains reproductions of the artist’s work in the form of two-dimensional prints and three-dimensional miniature replicas of readymades. This portable museum, holding Duchamp’s most important artistic achievements, relates to his status as a serial expatriate. The Boîte also plays with Duchamp’s interest in the commercial world: the foldout box resembles a store window displaying multiple mass-produced commodities; a salesman’s sample kit, in which he would carry miniature replicas of his whole line; or a puppeteer’s portable theater.
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina (ed.), Modernism in Dialogue: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010