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    Sale 2382 | Lot 255
    Price Realized: $2,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2382 Lot 255

      MARCEL DUCHAMP (1887-1968) DADA 1916 - 1923 / SIDNEY JANIS. 1953.
      38x25 inches, 96 1/2x63 1/2 cm.
      Condition B+ / B: fading in text; stains in bottom margin; repaired tear in right margin, through text; minor repaired tears and restored losses at edges. Mounted on Japan.
      "The Dada catalogue took its place among Duchamp's unique publishing events. Designed as a poster on a 25-by-38-inch sheet of thin, foldable parchment paper, it listed all 212 items and included four short essays by Arp, Tzara, Huelsenbeck and Levesque. These essays were set in blocks of contrasting type running diagonally down the sheet - a text descending a staircase. Duchamp then overprinted the whole page in a bright red-orange, announcing the exhibition with letters that recall original Dada typography. When the painstakingly produced catalogue was finally received, Duchamp has been reported, took a sheet in his hands, crushed it into a loose ball, and suggested that a trash can full of these paper balls be offered to visitors entering the vernissage. Duchamp, characteristically, did not attend the opening." (Caroll Janis, Art in America June-July, 2006). Avant Garde p. 178.

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125