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Lot 810 / Portfolios and BooksNovember 27, 2019 18:45

Duchamp Marcel, Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (La boite verte)

Lot 810

Duchamp Marcel, 1887-1968 (F)

Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (La boite verte), 1934

Multiple. 93 drawings, photographs, written notes and/or faksimiles and one print "Oculist Witnesses" on yellow paper.
Different formats.

On the interior back of the box: 217/300. Strong faded signature and dating: Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1934. On the front of the box debossed title.

CHF20'000 / 30'000
EUR19'000 / 28'000
USD20'000 / 30'000

Paris, Edition Rose Sélavy, 1934.
Sheets loose. Paperback. 4°. In cardboard coated with green suede.
Literature: Schwarz 435; (Oculist Witnesses) see. Schwarz 383.

Annotation: The faksimile edition of the "La Boite Verte" was published 1934, short after Duchamp learned about the breakage of his artwork the "Grosses Glas". The edition carries the same title "La Mariée mise à nue par ses celibataires, même". It was only after a long time of intensive studies about his past during which his main interests were paid to the up to 20 years old notes of the period of formation of his master piece, the "Grosses Glas", before this work was executed. The subject of these notes are multifaceted and reach from complex theoretical studies up to manual skills details. They are inevitable elements of the work "Grosses Glas".

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