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Property from the Collection of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Sold to Benefit the Merce Cunningham Trust
Tom Marioni (b. 1937)

Untitled (Duchamp Relic)

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.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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Lot Essay

"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

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