Rotoreliefs (Optical Disks) (S. 441c)1935/1963
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Marcel Duchamp

Rotoreliefs (Optical Disks) (S. 441c)1935/1963

Ronny Van De Velde

The complete set of 12 offset lithographs in colors, on six double-sided round card disks, all contained in the original round, black plastic with two magnetized and foam frames in different widths, to be viewed as they rotate at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute on the velvet-covered wall-mounted turntable designed by Duchamp.
all disks diameter 203 mm
turntable 368 x 368 x 105 mm
All disks signed with initials in blue ink on one side, also signed, titled, dated and numbered 'I' on the underside of the turntable, one of at least 14 sets in Roman numerals hand-assembled by the artist and his wife Alexina in New York (disks taken from the 1953 production used in future editions: there was also a 1959 edition using 100 disks published by Editions MAT, Paris, and a 1965 edition of 150 published by Galleria Schwarz, Milan), this work has been confirmed by the Association Marcel Duchamp and a certificate of authenticity will be issued to the purchaser from the Association.

Provenance: Alan Gallery, New York
Henry Geldzahler, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Isenburger, New Jersey
Richard Q. Praeger, Transition Books, San Francisco
By descent to the present owner

Literature: Arturo Schwarz 441c

Exhibition: The Pasadena Art Museum, Marcel Duchamp Retrospective, October 8 - November 3, 1963, No. 78 (this example, label on the underside)

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