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Lot 235: (SURREALISM.) Duchamp, Marcel. Chess Board.

ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (SURREALISM.) Duchamp, Marcel. Chess Board. Edited by R. Van de Velde and J. Ceuleers. Contains numerous reproductions with objects. Various sizes, all housed within a wooden box, the top and bottom of which are reproductions of Duchamp''s "mental" Chess Board; black cloth slipcase. 370x370 (x60) mm; 14 1/2x4 1/2 inches. deluxe posthumous edition. number 714 of 850 copies. Antwerp: Gallery Ronny van der Velde, 1991

Notes: Contains a list of the exhibits; a portfolio with faithful reproductions of works by Duchamp, also including a copy of H. Vuibert, Les anaglyphes géométriques, Paris, 1912 (with 3-D glasses) and a reproduction of a page from The Blind Man, No. 2 (P.B.T.); a booklet with articles on Duchamp by André Breton and Arturo Schwarz (loosely inserted is a reproduction of "The Large Glass"); an audiocassette of Duchamp speaking (within a velvet-covered plastic case with a mounted rubber nipple); a photographic postcard of Duchamp; and an acknowledgement/colophon folder.

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