• Post-War & Contemporary Mornin auction at Christies

    Sale 2220

    Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 192

    Tom Marioni (b. 1937)

    Untitled (Duchamp Relic)

    Price Realised  


    Tom Marioni (b. 1937)
    Untitled (Duchamp Relic)
    signed and dated 'Marioni 91' (on the brown paper backing)
    wood fragment on paper
    3 x 1¾ in. (7.6 x 4.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1991.

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    "In 1991 I made a small work that used a fragment, a splinter, from another artist's work. This wasn't appropriation. It was theft. I framed the splinter... from the old Spanish door in Marcel Duchamp's Étant Donnés, his installation in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The splinter will not be missed. It is tiny and the door is very ragged." - Tom Marioni


    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Sold to Benefit the Merce Cunningham Trust