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Lot 712 / Portfolios and Books (A - Z)November 25, 2020 18:30

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

Lot 712

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 with debossed title.

CHF20'000 / 30'000
EUR19'000 / 28'000
USD22'000 / 33'000

Hammer Price: CHF 22'000

Literature:
Schwarz 435;
(Oculist Witnesses) see. Schwarz 383;
see. Richard Hamilton, Marcel Duchamp. The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even.
Stuttgart, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1976.

Paris, Edition Rose Sélavy, 1934.
Sheets loose. Paperback 4°. In green suede coated cardboard box.

Annotations:
The faksimile edition of the "La Boite Verte" was published 1934, short after Duchamp learned about the breakage of his artwork "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".

Information about the artist