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ROBERT LEBEL, ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

LA DOUBLE VUE, SUIVI DE L'INVENTEUR DU TEMPS GRATUIT. PARIS: LE SOLEIL NOIR, (1964)

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

ROBERT LEBEL, ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

ROBERT LEBEL, ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

LA DOUBLE VUE, SUIVI DE L'INVENTEUR DU TEMPS GRATUIT. PARIS: LE SOLEIL NOIR, (1964)

LA DOUBLE VUE, SUIVI DE L'INVENTEUR DU TEMPS GRATUIT. PARIS: LE SOLEIL NOIR, (1964)

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,160

USD

Property from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

ROBERT LEBEL, ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

LA DOUBLE VUE, SUIVI DE L'INVENTEUR DU TEMPS GRATUIT. PARIS: LE SOLEIL NOIR, (1964)



Bifolia unbound as issued (11 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.; 282 x 223 mm, uncut). Etched diptych by Giacometti mounted in blue cardboard with colophon on upper board, cardboard pliage (or "pop-up") by Duchamp on flat cardboard sheet. Black paper wrappers, gold paper label on upper cover, silver paper label on lower cover. Blue cardboard chemise and slipcase, gilt-lettered spine label; some wear to slipcase.


Robert Lebel, Alberto Giacometti, and Marcel Duchamp. La Double vue, suivi de L'Inventeur du temps gratuit. Paris: Le Soleil Noir, (1964)


"The Clock in Profile"Copy 99 of 111 numbered copies, signed by Lebel, Giacometti, and Duchamp.


Duchamp's appealing pop-up creation was devised to illustrate the concept of "L'Inventeur du temps gratuit" (the inventor of free time). It is titled La Pendule de profil (The clock in profile) and is derived from a note in The Green Box: "The clock in profile. and the Inspector of space." In Notes and Projects (1958), Duchamp elaborated on the enigma of the clock in profile: "When a clock is seen from the side (in profile) it no longer tells the time."

The left panel of the wonderful Giacometti diptych depicts several standing sculptures and stretched canvases in the artist's Paris studio; the right panel is a portrait of his wife Annette standing before stacked canvases.


Robert Lebel's texts are an autobiographical novel and an imaginary portrait of his close friend Marcel Duchamp.


REFERENCE:

Schwarz, Collected Works 612

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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