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Marcel Duchamp, Prière de toucher - Le surréalisme en 1947

Lot 608

Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968 (FR)

Prière de toucher - Le surréalisme en 1947, 1947

Exhibition catalogue, paperback. First edition with 24 original lithographs, original etchings and foam-rubber breast.
5 lithographs printed in colors by V. Brauner, M. Ernst, J. Hérold, W. Lam and J. Miró. 5 etchings by H. Bellmer, M. Jean, Maria (Maria Martins), Y. Tanguy and D. Tanning. 2 woodcuts by J. Arp, 12 lithographs by S. Brignoni, A. Calder, B. Capacci, E. Van Damme, J. de Diego, E. Donati, D. Hare, J. Lamba, Matta, K. Sage, Y. Tanguy and Toyen. Each H 235 mm W 205 mm.
Catalogue binding with hand-coloured foam-rubber breast by Marcel Duchamp and Enrico Donati, mounted on black velvet and affixed to the pink cardboard.
Numbered on the edition justification page: 421.
Pierre à Feu/Maeght Éditeur, Paris 1947. Paperback. 4°. In original slipcase and linen coated box.

CHF16'000 / 22'000
EUR16'000 / 22'000
USD16'000 / 23'000

Hammer Price: CHF 22'000

Hans Bolliger, Bücher + Grafik, Zurich;
Swiss Private Collection.

Schwarz 523.


One of the 950 plus 49 copies of the numbered edition of the catalogue "Le Surréalisme" executed to the "Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme" at the Galerie Maeght, Paris 1947, organized by Marcel Duchamp and André Breton .
The foam-rubber breast is in good condition, which is very rare. The catalogue binding is slightly browned. Slipcase and box with sign of age.