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    Sale 11966

    Prints & Multiples

    21 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

    The Oculist Witnesses

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    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
    The Oculist Witnesses
    etching with aquatint, 1965, on cream Japon nacré paper, signed in pencil, numbered 6/30, an impression of the second, final state, published by Arturo Schwarz, Milan, 1967, the full sheet, with deckle edges above, below and at left, a few scattered pinpoint foxmarks, otherwise in good condition, framed
    Plate 142 x 94 mm., Sheet 328 x 253 mm.

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    This etching represents a detail of the Large Glass, 1915-23. It was published as part of the additional suite of etchings for the deluxe edition of Arturo Schwarz' book The Large Glass and Related Works, vol. 1, Milan, 1967.

    The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Association Marcel Duchamp.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Enrico Pedrini Collection, Genoa; then by descent to the present owner.


    Schwarz (1970) 386; Schwarz (1997) 627 c