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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Midwest

  • Literature

    Arturo Schwarz 483
    Francis Naumann, The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, no. #5.33
    Achim Moeller Fine Art, Marcel Duchamp exhibition catalogue, October 1999, Naumann, p. 13 (illustrated as fig. 6) and p. 26 as no. 40

  • Catalogue Essay

    The same metal stencil was used to apply the mustache and beard to Leonardo's Mona Lisa in his 1940 edition of L.H.O.O.Q. in The Box in a Valise.

    The Association Marcel Duchamp has confirmed the authenticity of this artwork and will issue a certificate to the buyer.

    See phillips.com for additional images of this work.

35

Mustache and Beard of L.H.O.O.Q.

1941
Pochoir in graphite (slightly smeared, as issued) on wove paper, tipped onto a single sheet of Havane de Montval laid paper, including title page, justification and poem by Georges Hugnet in blue letterpress, folded and scored (as issued), creating a booklet.
pochoir sheet 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (4.1 x 6.4 cm)
folded 3 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (9.8 x 14.6 cm)
unfolded 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (19.1 x 29.2 cm)

Signed by Marcel Duchamp in black ink, also signed by Georges Hugnet and numbered 9/20 in red ink (from the very rare signed edition of 20, aside from the unsigned edition of 200, there were also 6 on Japanese paper), published by Georges Hugnet, Paris, framed folded.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $7,500

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New York Auction 25 October 2019