Marcel Duchamp : A Retrospective Exhibition (by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy)
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • tipped in image[s]
  • black-and-white & color
  • 28 x 21.5 cm.
  • 116 pp.
  • edition size 2000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Marcel Duchamp : A Retrospective Exhibition (by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy)

Marcel Duchamp, Walter Hopps, Richard Hamilton

Marcel Duchamp : A Retrospective Exhibition (by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy)


Exhibition catalogue / artist's book published in conjunction with show held October 8 - November 3, 1963. Catalogue designed, with printed acetate dust-jacket, by Marcel Duchamp. Introduction by Walter Hopps, with two short interview quotes credited to R.H. and M.D. (Richard Hamilton and Duchamp). Catalogue operates as an early quasi catalogue raisonné of Duchamp's work, incorporating a "Chronology: Certain Facts of and About Marcel Duchamp," indexes of "Early Work 1902-1911," "Chess Paintings, Drawings, & the Game," "Climactic Work of Oil on Canvas, 1911-12," "... Out of Cubism and into a Mechanomorphology, 1912," "A Moment of Critical Change ... Notation and Measurement, 1913-14," "Related to The Large Glass, 1913-14," "The Large Glass Continues to its Sate of Incompletion...," "First Readymades and Related Work, 1912-1916," "Readymades Continue, 1916-1919," "Late Readymades, 1919-1924," "Optical Works, 1918-36 (Plus Later Editions)," "Recent Activities, 1935-1942," "Recent Activities [1943-1951]," "Recent Activities, 1953-63." Catalogue printed by Cunningham Press, who would later print many of Edward Ruscha's artists' books. Reference: Arturo Schwarz, "The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp," Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1970, pp. 541.

Condition:  Good / Very Good. Printed acetate dust-cover has light overall wear and small, 1 cm., diagonal split at tip of verso's top left corner. Book's covers are clean and unmarked with light edge wear at top of volume. Light 1 cm. horizontal water staining along top edge of first free right hand / left hand page and 5 mm x 2 cm light color stain at top corner of last free left hand page. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24805]
Condition:  Very Good. 3 cm. folds to dust-jacket recto and verso at spine along with a 3 mm. tear. Very light rubbing of cover edges. Light color 2 x 3 cm. stain on first inside page otherwise contents are clean and unmarked.
[Object # 36001]
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Printed acetate dust-cover has 3 cm. vertical split depending from top right corner of recto; 5.5 diagonal rip depending from top left corner of verso with 10 cm. diagonal fold return to top of jacket. Additionally, acetate has light additional overall wear. Book is near Fine with very light edge wear. Contents are clean and unmarked.
[Object # 24806]
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Printed acetate dust-cover in Fair condition with 3 x 1 cm. loss at top of spine, 2.5 x 6 cm. area of folding and 2.5 cm. tear at lower right corer of dust-jacket's rectro, and 3 cm. tear at top right edges of dust-jacket's fold. Covers and contents of catalogue are Very Good, clean and unmarked. Additional images available upon request.
[Object # 23888]