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  • Provenance

    Librairie Nicaise, Paris
    Private Collection, France (acquired from the above circa 1985)

  • Literature

    Arturo Schwartz 559

10

L'Équilibre (The Balance) (S. 559)

1958
Drypoint on celluloid, on Auvergne handmade paper, with full margins, the sheet loose, folded (as issued) contained in the original artist's booklet with poem by Francis Picabia and printed wrappers.
I. 10.9 x 5.6 cm (4 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
folded S. 17.3 x 11.7 cm (6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)
booklet 18 x 12.5 cm (7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

The drypoint signed by Marcel Duchamp in black ink, the booklet initialled by Pierre-André Benoit and numbered 14/40 in pencil on the end page (there were also 4 in Roman numerals that each included a suite of three signed etchings), published by Pierre-André Benoit, Alés, France.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2021