Lot 109
  • 109

Marcel Duchamp

7,000 - 10,000 EUR
22,500 EUR
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  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Poster after Self-Portrait in Profile
  • signed marcel Duchamp (centre left)
  • seriegraph on black paper
  • 65 x 50 cm; 25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.


Sale: Artcurial, Paris, November 27, 2007, lot 190
Acquired at the above sale by Dr. Arthur Brandt


Arturo Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, London, 1997, vol. II, no. 565a, illustration of another example p. 817
Francis M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York, 1999, fig. 7.33, illustration in colour of the 1959 edition of 40, p. 198

Catalogue Note

This serigraphic print was derived from a poster Duchamp designed to announce the exhibition Sur Marcel Duchamp, held at the Librairie La Hune, Paris, May 5-30, 1959, to commemorate the publication Sur Marcel Duchamp by Robert Lebel. The Self Portrait in Profile is a torn paper collage executed in New York in 1958 (Schwarz, op. cit., no. 557) as indicated in the inscription Marcel Dechivarit (Marcel cut-it). The collage also featured in numerous editions including Eau & Gaz à tous les étages (lot 101). The serigraph was produced in an edition of 40 signed and numbered copies, but Duchamp also signed a number of other variations, the present example being among them.