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    Sale 11966

    Prints & Multiples

    21 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

    The Top Inscription

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    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
    The Top Inscription
    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, with wide margins, probably the full sheet, with deckle edges below and at left, a few pinpoint foxmarks, minor tape-stains at the extreme sheet edges, generally in good condition, framed
    Plate 157 x 348 mm., Sheet 323 x 505 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.


    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Schwarz (1970) 383; Schwarz (1997) 624