1887 - 1968
signed Marcel Duchamp and numbered 25/35 (lower left) and titled L.H.O.O.Q. (lower centre)
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pencil and white gouache over a colour reproduction of the Mona Lisa, moustache and goatee added in pencil
30.1 x 23 cm; 11 7/8 x 9 in.
Executed in Neuilly-sur-Seine in September 1964 in a numbered edition of 35, plus 3 unnumbered examples, after the original rectified Readymade of 1919.
This work has been authenticated by the Association Marcel Duchamp.
Sale: Sotheby's, London, June 24, 2003, lot 240
Acquired at the above sale by Dr. Arthur Brandt
Boone, Turchin Center for the Arts, The Omnipotent Dream: Man Ray, Confluences and Influences, 2003, illustrated in the catalogue p. 20, listed p. 34
Ithaca, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism and More from the Brandt Collection, 2006, illustrated in the catalogue p. 35
Robert Lebel, Sur Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1959, illustration of another version pl. 90
Arturo Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, London, 1997, vol. II, no. 369f, illustration of the original 1919 version p. 670
Francis M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York, 1999, no. 8.75, illustration in colour of another example from the edition p. 247
Dreaming with Open Eyes: The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art from the Israel Museum (exhibition catalogue), Jerusalem, Israel Museum & Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario and San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 2000-02, no. 193, illustration in color of another example pp. 91 and 151
The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age (exhibition catalogue), Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 2005, illustration in color
Surrealism and Beyond in the Israel Museum (exhibition catalogue), Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 2007, illustration in color of another example pp. 226-227 and 276
Francis M. Naumann, The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the art, life and legacy of Marcel Duchamp, New York, 2012, fig. 8.11, illustration in colour of another example from the edition p. 89
Marcel Duchamp (exhibition catalogue), New York, Gagosian Gallery, 2014, illustration in color of another example pp. 48-49