Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy) Facsimile

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  • Photo of Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)
  • Photo of Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)
  • Photo of Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)
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 By Mathieu Mercier

 "Everything  important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase," Duchamp  said in 1952: finally that suitcase is available to all.

One of the most important and enigmatic  pieces of modernist art, Boîte-en-valise (Box in a  Valise) was assembled by Marcel Duchamp between 1935 and 1941. The  portable suitcase contains "the sum of his artistic work" up to that  point.   It was originally produced in an edition of 300.

This is the first ever reinterpretation of  the legendary book-object, conceptualized by French artist Mathieu  Mercier and now available to a broader audience. At once a work of art in and  of itself, and a reproduction in the Duchampian spirit, this miniature  museum contains 69 reproductions of Duchamp's most celebrated creations,  including the famous "Fountain", "Nude  Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass".  Mercier has reproduced the bulk of the contents of Duchamp's original  box in paper form, designing everything to scale. Playful and  accessible, the "Boîte" reflects Duchamp's desire to display his works  outside the museum and gallery system. 

  • Designed by Mathieu Mercier from Marcel Duchamp's original
  • Box format with loose reproductions inside
  • Publisher: Walther Koenig
  • 69 reproductions
  • ISBN: 9783863355180
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    MARCEL DUCHAMP: BOÎTE-EN-VALISE (OR OF MARCEL DUCHAMP OR RROSE SELAVY) FASCIMILE

    Posted by Ron Prilliman on Aug 13th 2020

    I have waited fifty years to have an opportunity to own one of these. Mine arrived today and I was totally amazed at what a beautiful job has been done with this. Most of these works have never been available in any reproductions until now and I am astounded to be able to hold them in my hands. So many fabulous works of art that I feel were the basis for much of what followed in the twentieth century. Thank you to the Philadelphia Museum for making this available.

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