Lot 104
  • 104

Marcel Duchamp

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 EUR
Sold
106,250 EUR
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Description

  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Mariée (Bride)
  • signed M. Duchamp and dated Oct 37 on a five-centime revenue stamp (lower right)
  • pochoir-coloured reproduction of Marcel Duchamp’s painting Mariée, 1912
  • 33.6 x 19.5 cm; 13 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.

Provenance

Julien Levy, New York
Sale: Tajan, Paris, Hommage à Julien Levy, October 5, 2004, lot 24
Acquired at the above sale by Dr. Arthur Brandt

Exhibited

Ithaca, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism and More from the Brandt Collection, 2006, illustrated in the catalogue p. 40

Literature

Robert Lebel, Sur Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1959, illustration of another version pl. 62
Ecke Bonk, Marcel Duchamp, The Box in a valise, De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy, 1989
Arturo Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, London, 1997, vol. II, no. 456, illustration p. 744
Francis M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York, 1999, no. 5.19, illustration in colour of another example from the edition p. 135
Francis M. Naumann, The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the art, life and legacy of Marcel Duchamp, New York, 2012, no. 277, illustration in colour of another example from the edition p. 387

Catalogue Note

This is a pochoir hand-coloured reproduction of Duchamp's celebrated 1912 oil Mariée (Bride) (Philadelphia Museum of Art) that was printed for inclusion in Duchamp's De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy (Boîte-en-valise) (lot 103). A number of untrimmed examples of the reproduction were certified with a five-centime French revenue stamp, signed and dated by the artist. The present example was among 205 copies of the work sent to the New York art dealer Julien Levy, ostensibly with the idea of selling them through his gallery for $1 each. Levy sold only a few examples and, because of a flood at his country home, most were destroyed and are today consequently very rare.
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