May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 444

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
DUCHAMP, MARCEL. Autograph Letter Signed, to Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art curator Jan van der Marck, declining to participate in a proposed Museum event. 1/2 page, 4to, pale blue paper; folds. With the original envelope. Cadaqués, 11 July 1967

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"I find the idea quite brilliant but do not feel like participating . . . . I don't feel strong enough to undertake any action even 'by telephone.'
". . . I hope you will understand and make a success of the show."
In February of 1967, Jan van der Marck became director of the newly-opened Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The Museum's first exhibitions not only included the work of interdisciplinary artists, it also invited them to participate in roundtable discussions and lectures.