Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
The Collection of Robert Shapazian
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

Disk Inscribed with Pun

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Disk Inscribed with Pun
inscribed 'Esquivons les ecchymoses des Esquimaux aux mots exquis'
white letters mounted on disk, painted black and mounted on record
Diameter: 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.)
Executed in 1923.
Michel Tapié, Paris, 1954
William N. Copley, New York
Timothy Baum, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, March 1984
A. Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, vol. II, New York, 1997, p. 713, no. 420 (illustrated).
R. Lebel, Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1959, p. 172, no. 162 and pl. 104 (illustrated).
London, Tate Gallery, The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, June-July 1966, p. 70, no. 157 (illustrated).
Philadelphia Museum of Art; New York, Museum of Modern Art and Art Institute of Chicago, Marcel Duchamp, September 1973-May 1974, p. 298, no. 150 (illustrated).
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, L'Oeuvre de Marcel Duchamp, p. 117, February-May 1977, no. 139 (illustrated).
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, November 1986-November 1987.

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This work has been authenticated by Mme Jacqueline Matisse Monnier and the Association Marcel Duchamp.

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