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    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
    Coeurs Volants, 1936/1968
    Screenprint in colors on wove paper
    23-5/8 x 17-3/4 inches (60 x 45.1 cm) (sheet)
    Ed. 2/24
    Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
    Published by Something Else Press, New York

    Schwarz, 446d

    The original edition of Sweethearts by Emmett Williams issued by Edition Hansjorg Mayer in 1967 had only minimal black titles on white wrappers. When the Something Else Press edition was being prepared later that same year, Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles wanted Duchamp's 1936 Couers Volants for the cover art and enlisted the help of SEP authors/artists/friends Daniel Spoerri, John Cage and/or Richard Hamilton to contact Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp agreed and Knowles set upon getting the noted artist to sign off on color combinations at his (and Teeny's) 10th Street apartment in New York. While the work is dated 1967 by SEP, Duchamp signed it in 1968 and this indelible Op Art image of a pulsating heart became known as the last graphic work of his oeuvre as well as one of the rarest SEP items and Duchamp prints as well.

    Print Grade: 6/10

    More information about Marcel Duchamp, also known as Duchamp, Marcel, Sélavy, Rrose.

    Condition Report*: Moderate light and time staining verso; moderate to heavy buckling to the overall sheet, that has resulted in some cracking to the ink at the center of the print. Matted and framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 27.5 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    21st Tuesday
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