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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (La boîte en valise), series F (Bonk 6D, Schwarz 484)

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (La boîte en valise), series F (Bonk 6D, Schwarz 484)
signed 'Marcel Duchamp' (at the bottom of the box)
the complete set of 80 miniature replicas and reproductions of works by the artist, mounted on and contained in the original cardboard, paper, wood and red linen box in the original red leather-covered outer box.
16 3/8 x 15 ¼ x 3 7/8in. (41.5 x 38.5 x 9.9cm.)
Conceived in 1935-1941, this edition executed in 1966 in an edition of seventy-five
Provenance
Marcel Duchamp, Paris.
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
R. Lebel, Marcel Duchamp, New York 1959, pp. 54, 55, 82, 83 and 173-174, no. 173 (another example illustrated, p. 109).
C. Tomkins, The World of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968, New York 1966, p. 156.
A. Schwartz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, New York 1970, pp. 511 and 513, no. 311a (another version illustrated).
E. Bonk, Marcel Duchamp, The Box in a Valise: de ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rose Sélavy, New York 1989, pp. 257 and 298 (other examples illustrated, pp. 258-297).
C. Tomkins, Duchamp: A Biography, New York 1996, pp. 314-328.
D. Ades, N. Cox and D. Hopkins, Marcel Duchamp, London 1999, pp. 175 and 178.
Joseph Cornell / Marcel Duchamp, exh. cat., Philadelphia, Philadephia Museum of Art, 1998-1999, pp. 287 and 333, no. 29 (another version exhibited; illustrated in colour, p. 145).
F.M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York 1999, p. 142, no. 5.31 (another version illustrated in colour).
A. Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, New York 2000, vol. I, pp. 47, 762 and 764, no. 484 (another example illustrated in colou, p. 407, pl. 191; another example illustrated again, p. 763).
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, exh. cat., London, Tate Modern, 2008, p. 142, no. 188 (another example exhibited; illustrated in colour).
F.M. Naumann, The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the Art, Life and Legacy of Marcel Duchamp, New York 2012, pp. 136-157 (another example illustrated in colour, p. 136).
l. Witham, Picasso and the Chess Player: Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and the Battle for the Soul of Modern Art, Hanover 2013, pp. 167 and 183-184 (another example illustrated).
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