Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
MAN RAY (1890-1976)
Marcel Duchamp's A Regarder d'Un Oeil, De Prés Pendant Presque Une Heure. Real photo postcard (carte-postale), overall dimensions 5 1/4x3 1/2 inches (13.3x8.9 cm.), with Duchamp's credit, title, and copyright S©A, printed on recto, and "Société Anonyme Inc., 19 East 47th Street, N.Y." printed on verso. 1920

Additional Details

From the Estate of Katharine Dreier; to James Tanis; to a Private East Coast Collector, in 2000.

This rare postcard has been reproduced in select print publications:

Francis Picabia, 391, No. 13 (Paris, 1920).

Charles Henri Ford, View, the Marcel Duchamp issue (New York: March 1945).

Georges Hugnet, L'Avendture Dada (Paris: Galerie de l'Institute, 1957).

A Collection of Dada Art, Sotheby's London, December 4, 1984, lot 194.

Ecke Bonke, Marcel Duchamp: The Box in a Valise (New York: Rizzoli, 1989), p. 246.

Marcel Duchamp (Basel: Museum Jean Tinguely, 2002), p. 221.