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In the infinitive (The white box)

To mill,
To mull
In the infinitive.
To ravel,
To revel
In the inquisitive.


In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘In the Infinitive (The White Box)’, 1966.


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.


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