Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) – French artist, one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century
Poster with text for the exhibition ‘Ready-Mades et èditions de et sur Marcel Duchamp’ from June 8 to September 30, 1967 at galerie Claude Givaudan, Paris
From the poster edition of 400 copies aside from a signed and numbered edition before text of 100 copies
Designed by Marcel Duchamp and Claude Givaudan
Catalogue raisonné: Schwarz 642
Sheet dimensions: 69.5 x 47.8 cm
The design of this poster was composed of two different photographs. The hand belongs Duchamp, the smoke flowed from a pipe that the singer Georges Brassens smoked in a photograph by Pierre Joly
The poster is in overall good condition, consistent with age. There are short scattered creases and a tiny buckling to the lower right corner. The sheet dimensions are 69.5 x 47.8 cm.
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon as younger brother of the painter Jacques Villon and the sculptor Raymond Duchamp-Villon. He began to study in Paris at the Académie Julian and, after impressionist and Cézanne influenced beginning turned to cubism. The rejection of his painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" in 1912 because it was too ‘futuristic’ for the Salon des Independants as well as the technological developments of the time and the work of the writer Raymond Roussel strongly influenced him. He turned away from painting and focused on the question whether it was possible to create works that are not ‘art’, which act indifferent towards aesthetic categories. Thus he created until his death in 1968 an oeuvre that is highly intellectual, but always purely artistic, and influenced the art of the 20th century like hardly another other artist. (fea)
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