Marcel Duchamp, ‘A Poster Within a Poster; and Cover for "Marcel Duchamp: A Retrospective Exhibition"’, 1963, Phillips
Marcel Duchamp, ‘A Poster Within a Poster; and Cover for "Marcel Duchamp: A Retrospective Exhibition"’, 1963, Phillips
Marcel Duchamp, ‘A Poster Within a Poster; and Cover for "Marcel Duchamp: A Retrospective Exhibition"’, 1963, Phillips

Poster sheet: 34 1/8 x 26 5/8 in. (86.7 x 67.6 cm)
Catalogue: 11 x 8 1/2 x 1/4 in. (27.9 x 21.6 x .6 cm)

The poster signed and dedicated 'Pour Emilio Rodriguez de ma prison marcel Duchamp affectueux' in green ink, from the edition of 300, the exhibition catalogue signed, inscribed and dedicated 'Ceci est du temps de la pipe; maintenant vive les cigares Affectueusement Emilio marcel' in blue ink on the inside cover, the poster unframed.

From the Catalogue:
On the A Poster within a Poster, Duchamp (translated from French) writes: “For Emilio Rodriguez from my jail Much love from Marcel Duchamp” and on the catalogue: “This was at the time of the pipe; now long live to cigars much love from Emilio Marcel”
Courtesy of Phillips

Arturo Schwarz 588 and 589

The Collection of Emilio Rodríguez-Larraín
by decent to the present owner

About Marcel Duchamp

Associated with the Dada, Surrealist, Cubist, and Futurist movements, Marcel Duchamp radically subverted conventional practices of artmaking and display, challenging such weighty notions as the hand of the artist and the sanctity of the art object. Duchamp’s depiction of dynamic Cubist forms in Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 (1912) established him as a leading member of the international avant-garde. In 1913 Duchamp created Bicycle Wheel, which is considered the first of his famous readymades—minimally altered objects that are elevated to the status of art simply through the designation of the artist. Particularly in his readymades, Duchamp placed unprecedented emphasis on the artistic concept as paramount over craftsmanship or aesthetics, a guiding principle that has proved hugely influential to 20th-century artistic practice.

French, 1887-1968, Blainville-Crevon Seine-Maritime, France