11 November 2010
The Collection of Robert Shapazian
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Couverture-Cigarette (Stripped-Down Cigarette Tobacco)
signed 'Marcel Duchamp' (on a fragment of green paper affixed to the lower edge of the mat)
color photograph and paper
11 7/8 x 8 1/8 in. (30.2 x 20.7 cm.)
Executed in 1935-1936.
Timothy Baum, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1984
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A. Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, vol. II, New York, 1997, pp. 733-734.
F. Naumann, Marcel Ducahmp: The Age of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, New York, 1999, pp. 129 and 131.
This work has been authenticated by Mme Jacqueline Matisse Monnier and the Association Marcel Duchamp.
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