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Sur Marcel Duchamp

A work made of enclosed in a brown cloth covered case with reproductions of duchamp's notes, sketches and images on lining papers; case includes small compartment with magnetic closure containing a collotype and stencil facsimile of the "large glass" and large compartment containing the book, with black velvet paper covered compartment cover with a torn silhouette profile of the artist on tan paper; mounted on the front of case is a blue enamel coated metial plaque lettered in white "eau & gaz à tous les estages".

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  • A work made of enclosed in a brown cloth covered case with reproductions of duchamp's notes, sketches and images on lining papers; case includes small compartment with magnetic closure containing a collotype and stencil facsimile of the "large glass" and large compartment containing the book, with black velvet paper covered compartment cover with a torn silhouette profile of the artist on tan paper; mounted on the front of case is a blue enamel coated metial plaque lettered in white "eau & gaz à tous les estages".

Date:

Paris: Editions Trianon, 1959

Artist:

Robert Lebel (French, 1904-1986)
Henri Pierre Roché (French, 1879-1959)
Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887-1968)
André Breton (French, 1896-1966)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Special Collections

Artist

Marcel Duchamp

Title

Sur Marcel Duchamp

Place

Paris (Object made in)

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1959

Medium

Enclosed in a brown cloth covered case with reproductions of Duchamp's notes, sketches and images on lining papers; Case includes small compartment with magnetic closure containing a collotype and stencil facsimile of the "Large Glass" and large compartment containing the book, with black velvet paper covered compartment cover with a torn silhouette profile of the artist on tan paper; mounted on the front of case is a blue enamel coated metial plaque lettered in white "Eau & gaz à tous les estages"

Edition

Number 14 of 131

Inscriptions

signed in white enamel paint: M.D., silhouette insert signed "Marcel dechiravit"

Dimensions

Outer case: 35 × 26.5 × 5.5 cm (13 13/16 × 10 7/16 × 2 3/16 in.); Inner book: 31 × 24 × 3 cm (12 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 1 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mary Reynolds Collection Fund, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries

Reference Number

2020.51

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