MARCEL DUCHAMP | VIEW (SCHWARZ 283B & 508)
1887 - 1968
VIEW (SCHWARZ 283B & 508)
The complete limited edition magazine with various reproductions and text, along with Pharmacy, a collotype printed in colors with handcoloring, 1945, signed in pencil by the artist and inscribed on the front fly-leaf 'Pour Arturo Schwarz', signed by the contributing artists on the back fly-leaf, Pharmacy signed in pencil, dated and numbered 8/100, all on wove papers, Pharmacy on wove paper mounted to a laid support (loose), the magazine bound (as issued), contained in the original paper-covered boards, stamped '8%' in red on the cover, together with the regular edition of View, signed in pencil on the cover
overall: 329 by 254 mm 12⅞ by 10 in
The work is in good condition overall. The limited edition issue with discoloration and an occasional minor tear or crease. A loss in the upper left of the cut-out page. The verso of the front fly-leaf with bands of adhesive stain. The regular edition also with adhesive and associated staining on the verso. The boards with discoloration, spots of wear, minor losses, and adhesive remnants with associated staining. The print is in good condition, the full sheet. The collotype lifting very slightly in spots and the mount with discoloration recto and verso, a tiny tear at lower right sheet edge with an associated crease, and a few tiny inconspicuous nicks and creases at sheet edges. The verso of mount with adhesive remnants along the disbound edge.
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