Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 455

 
455
Marcel Duchamp
Neuf Moules Mâlic, 1937/38.
Multiple. Heliotypes on celluloid, pochoir-colo...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 121.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Neuf Moules Mâlic. 1937/38.
Multiple. Heliotypes on celluloid, pochoir-colored by hand, executed under the artist's supervision, presumably at Atelier Jean Saudé.
Schwarz 328b. Lower right signed, dated "37" and numbered. From an edition of 9 copies. 18 x 27 cm (7 x 10.6 in). Total dimensions: 23,7 x 33,6 x 6,3 cm (9,3 x 13,2 x 2,5 in).
Mounted in an aluminum frame in 1964 and published by the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York.
Duchamp presumably relined the work in 1964 in order to reduce the pochoir's transparency on the foil. The Association Marcel Duchamp knows 2 relined works.
• Reduced reproduction of the preliminary study (Musée national d'art moderne, Center Pompidou, Paris) for one of Duchamp's most important works, "La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (Le Grand Verre)", executed between 1915 and 1923 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
- The first sketches for our work were made in the art revolutionary period from 1913 onwards, which also saw the first Readymades, among them the famous bottle dryer from 1914 and the bicycle wheel from 1915
- The motif of the male principle, embodied here by the suggested uniforms, is one of the two central positions in his main work, which Duchamp examined over eight years
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

LITERATURE: Not Seen and/or Less Seen of/by Marcel Duchamp/Rrose Sélavy, 1904-64, January 14 - February 13, 1965, no. 79 (copy 1/9).
Marcel Duchamp, ex. cat. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, June 27 - August 19, 1984, pp. 132f.

455
Marcel Duchamp
Neuf Moules Mâlic, 1937/38.
Multiple. Heliotypes on celluloid, pochoir-colo...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 121.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)