About This Artwork

Suzanne Duchamp
French, 1889–1963

Broken and Restored Multiplication, 1918/19

Oil and silver paper on canvas
24 x 19 11/16 in. (61 x 50 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated, l.r.: "Brisée/Multiplication et/Rétablie/Suzanne Duchamp 1918-19"

Gift of Mary P. Hines in memory of her mother, Frances W. Pick; through prior acquisitions of Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson, H. J. Willing, and Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester, 1994.552

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galerie Montaigne, Exposition des Oeuvres de Suzanne Duchamp et Jean Crotti, April 4-16, 1921, no. 5.

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Dada, 1953.Rouen, Musée des Beaux Arts, Les Duchamps, 1967.

Milan, Comne di Milano-Ripartizione Cultura, L’Altra Met dell’Avanguardia, 1910-1940, 1980, p. 157.

Kunsthalle Bern, Tabu Dada, Jean Crotti & Suzanne Duchamp, January 2-February 27, 1983, no. 61; traveled to Paris, Centre Pompidou, April 6-May 30, 1983; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, July 29-October 16, 1983; Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 1983-January 1984.

Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985, November 23-March 8, 1987, no. 35; traveled to Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, April 17-July 19, 1987, and The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, September 1-November 22, 1987.

Kunsthaus Zurich, Dada Global, August 12-November 6, 1994.

Columbus, The Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts, Staging Surrealism: A Succession of Collections; 2, September 19, 1997-January 4, 1998, p. 79.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Dada, February 19–May 14, 2006; traveled to New York, Museum of Modern Art, June 16–September 11, 2006.

Publication History

Documents: Suzanne Duchamp, Cahier d’Art Edition Pierre Cailler Geneva–Peinture et Collage.Lea Vergine, L'altra metà dell'avanguardia, 1910-1940: Pittrici e scultrici nei movimenti delle avanguardie storiche (Milano: 1980), p.175.

James N. Wood and Teri J. Edelstein, The Art Institute of Chicago: Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture (Chicago, 1996), p. 44 (ill.).

Naomi Sawelson-Gorse and Molly Nesbit, eds., Women in Dada (Boston, 1997), p.88 (ill.).

Ownership History

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, by 1948. Purchased by Enrico Donati, New York, late 1940s [phone conversation, January 7, 2004 with Stephanie D’Alessandro, Art Institute]. Given to his daughter, B. Donati, Paris, n.d. Purchased by Jean René Ullmann, Paris, by 1980 [letter September 5, 2003 from Marcel Fleiss in curatorial file and Vergine 1980]. Bernard Batut, Paris [letter September 5, 2003 from Marcel Fleiss in curatorial file]. Purchased by Galerie 1900–2000 (Marcel Fliess), Paris. Purchased by Rachel Adler Gallery, New York [see copy of invoice in curatorial file]. Sold to the Art Institute, 1994.

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