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

Self-Portrait in Profile

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Self-Portrait in Profile
signed, dated, numbered and inscribed '21/25 Marcel déchirant pour Ulf 1963' (lower centre)
paper collage with silver paint on paper
8 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (21.4 x 17.4 cm.)
Conceived in 1957 and hand-torn by the artist in 1963 in an edition of 25
Provenance
Galerie Burén, Stockholm, by whom acquired directly from the artist in 1963.
Private collection, Stockholm, by whom acquired from the above in the 1960s.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.
Literature
The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, London, 1966, no. 233 (another version illustrated no. 182, p. 77).
A. Schwartz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1997, no. 557b, p. 811 (another version illustrated).
F.M. Naumann, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York, 1999, no. 7.24, pp. 224 & 227 (another version illustrated p. 191).
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.

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Lot Essay

Jacqueline Matisse Monnier and the Association Marcel Duchamp have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

This work is accompanied by Ulf Linde's Marcel Duchamp book, published by the Galerie Burén, Stockholm, in 1963. A luxury edition of 25 was produced, and each book was accompanied by a signed original hand-torn Self-Portrait in Profile by Duchamp. Each work was made with a different paper, the present lot is number 21/25.

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