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    MARCEL DUCHAMP (French, 1887-1968)
    Rotoreliefs (six double-sided works), 1935/1953
    Offset lithographs in color printed on both sides of six cardboard discs; black circular disc holder; cardboard box
    7-7/8 inches (20.0 cm) disc diameter, each
    From the edition of 1,000 sets (ca. 600 sets accidentally destroyed and part of this edition used in later editions)
    Each disc signed in pen

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's, 22 September 1980, lot 286
    Private collection, California (acquired from the above)

    LITERATURE:
    A. Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, Delano Greenbridge Editions, 1997

    NOTE:
    Text on white cardboard collapsible stand is reading:
    12 ROTORELIEFS
    These discs, turning at an approximate speed of 33 revolutions per minute, will give an impression of depth and the optical illusion should be more intense with one eye than with two.
    The 12 drawings will be best seen kept in their black frame, the larger ones through the larger side of the frame.
    In order to make use of the turnstile of the long playing record machines, see drawing showing how to place the pack of discs, above the pin, on white cardboard.
    Marcel Duchamp




    Condition Report*: Inscription in pencil on white cardboard box reading: Each disc autographed by M. Duchamp 6 discs. Colors are bright. Minor abrasions and light surface dirt around the extreme edges of the Rotoreliefs. A few indents along the extreme disc edges. Light rubbing on the black disc holder. Surface soiling on white foldable cardboard box.  
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