A fine copy of this rare Duchamp poster, which was also the catalogue for the famous Dada exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery. In true Duchampian fashion, the catalogue was crumpled up as a wad of paper and "on exhibit" in a wastepaper basket in the gallery.

Medium
Condition
Fine
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Sidney Janis Gallery

Marcel Duchamp made irreverent, wildly inventive art that blazed new trails for the 20th-century avant-garde. He briefly worked in a Cubist mode and helped spur movements including Dada and Conceptualism. Though his practice spanned drawing, painting, and installation, Duchamp is perhaps most famous for his “readymade” sculptures: pieces composed of prefabricated objects such as a urinal, a shovel, or a bicycle wheel affixed to a wooden stool, which the artist situated in the middle of the exhibition space. Duchamp saw the readymade as an opportunity to free art from traditional confines of taste and beauty. He studied at Académie Julian before becoming involved in the avant-garde circles of New York and Paris. Duchamp also played tournament chess and, in the last decades of his life, worked in secret on a final installation, Étant donnés (1946–66). His pieces have sold for up to eight figures on the secondary market and belong in the collections of countless institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Staatliches Museum Schwerin, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

High auction record
€8.9m, Christie's, 2009
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
CubismCentre Pompidou
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and InstallationTate
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to TodayBowdoin College Museum of Art
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International DADA Exhibition 1916-1923, 1953

Large Poster printed in black and orange, designed by Duchamp
38 × 25 in
96.5 × 63.5 cm
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Location
New York
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A fine copy of this rare Duchamp poster, which was also the catalogue for the famous Dada …

Medium
Condition
Fine
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Sidney Janis Gallery

Marcel Duchamp made irreverent, wildly inventive art that blazed new trails for the 20th-century avant-garde. He briefly worked in a Cubist mode and helped spur movements including Dada and Conceptualism. Though his practice spanned drawing, painting, and installation, Duchamp is perhaps most famous for his “readymade” sculptures: pieces composed of prefabricated objects such as a urinal, a shovel, or a bicycle wheel affixed to a wooden stool, which the artist situated in the middle of the exhibition space. Duchamp saw the readymade as an opportunity to free art from traditional confines of taste and beauty. He studied at Académie Julian before becoming involved in the avant-garde circles of New York and Paris. Duchamp also played tournament chess and, in the last decades of his life, worked in secret on a final installation, Étant donnés (1946–66). His pieces have sold for up to eight figures on the secondary market and belong in the collections of countless institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Staatliches Museum Schwerin, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

High auction record
€8.9m, Christie's, 2009
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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