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    Maxwell Graham (American)
    Marcel Duchamp Information, 1909, 2014
    Letterpress on pearl cotton paper
    13 x 20 inches (33.02 x 50.80 cm)
    Signed in the plate M. Duchamp
    Donated by Essex Gallery
    Retail $1,000

    In 1908 Duchamp made two pen drawings, both versions of the same image. The first, called Information, is the same scale as this. A second version was made called News, in a smaller scale. It is a replica of a bland yet popular artist of the time. This piece is not a copy of a specific work by de Monvel, but just a copy of his "style." It is unlike Duchamp's other early work owing much to Cezanne and Impressionism, it instead resembles his attempts at illustration. This work is a scan made from an illustration in The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, published in 1969. It was then turned into a letterpress by Aaron Flint Jamison and Emily Thompson at Yale Union in Portland in 2014. It was printed on a Miehle press on Ivory cotton paper.

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    September, 2020
    14th Monday
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