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|Named Person:||Marcel Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcel Duchamp; Mathieu Mercier; Association Marcel Duchamp.
|Language Note:||Title text in French and English.|
|Notes:||Mixed media issued in cardboard packaging box.
Title from packaging box. Green box inside has no identifying external markers.
Title on middle section of box-in-a-valise: De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy / de ou par Mathieu Mercier
Instruction sheet: Handle with care! Open lid to 90° angle, then lift middle section by its lower edge made of faux wood, then slowly release lid.
"One of the most important and momentous, but at the same time also one of the most enigmatic, pieces of modernist art is the famous Box in a Valise by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), which he put together between 1935 and 1941. It contains the sum of his artistic work. Perhaps in premonition of the coming war, and over years without a fixed address, he reproduced his work in a format that enabled him to easily transport his 'complete works' at any time. After he announced the end of his artistic activity he would have been tempted to record his work with the box, without creating anything new. The edition is based on an idea by Mathieu Mercier. The design and construction will be approved by the estate of Marcel Duchamp once its quality has been examined, with the desire of making 'The Museum in the Box' accessible to everyone. The facsimile of the 'portable oeuvre catalogue' complies with the artist's working methods. Duchamp carried out the preparation of the appropriate templates himself, handing over the production of the 81 miniatures to workshops or specialists."--Publisher website.
Facsimile of the G 1968 edition, all details in original format, including 69 three-dimensional miniatures, including reproductions of ready-mades and paintings such as "Fountain," "Nude Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass."
Declared "a portable museum" by Duchamp, The Box in a Valise, as this work is more commonly known, is a fascinating mini-retrospective of the artist's career. It contains approximately 80 diminuitive replicas and facsimilies of works he created over a forty-year period. Duchamp and his friends produced nearly 300 copies of this box between 1941 and 1968. The Rrose Sélavy referred to in the work's title was a fictional character—a feminine alter-ego Duchamp created in the early 1920s. Many of the works he produced thereafter were signed with Rrose's name
|Description:||1 box : illustrations ; 38 x 37 x 8 cm|
|Other Titles:||Boîte-en-valise, grande boîte
Museum in a box, portable museum
Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy
|Responsibility:||designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp.|
From the inaccessible realm of the museum to the living room of any onlooker, Mercier's work is a liberation of one of pop culture's finest cult figures.--Omar Nasir "Essential Homme "
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