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GEORGES HUGNET AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

MARCEL DUCHAMP. PARIS: PUBLISHED BY GEORGES HUGNET, 1941

Property from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

GEORGES HUGNET AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

GEORGES HUGNET AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

MARCEL DUCHAMP. PARIS: PUBLISHED BY GEORGES HUGNET, 1941

MARCEL DUCHAMP. PARIS: PUBLISHED BY GEORGES HUGNET, 1941

Property from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

GEORGES HUGNET AND MARCEL DUCHAMP

MARCEL DUCHAMP. PARIS: PUBLISHED BY GEORGES HUGNET, 1941


Single sheet folded to form oblong leaves (3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in.; 95 x 146 mm, uncut, one fold opened to allow insertion of frontispiece). Mounted pochoir and graphite frontispiece by Duchamp, text and title printed in blue; minimal wear.


Mona Lisa vanishes.


One of 6 exemplairs d'auteur on Japon nacré, signed by Hugnet and Duchamp.


Duchamp's frontispiece titled Mustache and Beard of L.H.O.O.Q. was made using the stencil originally made for the addition of those details to the reproduction of L.H.O.O.Q. in the Boite-en-Valise. "Like the smile of the Cheshire Cat, Duchamp's graffiti additions to the Mona Lisa now hover in space" (d'Harnoncourt and McShine, quoted in Schwarz).


Georges Hugnet's poem, entitled "Marcel Duchamp," was written 8 November 1939.


REFERENCE:

Schwarz, Complete Works 483

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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