Bouche-évier (Sink Stopper), also known as Medallic Sculpture

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    Jacqueline Matisse Monnier and the Association Marcel Duchamp have confirmed the authenticity of this artwork and will issue a certificate to the buyer.

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Bouche-évier (Sink Stopper), also known as Medallic Sculpture

1967/1979
Polished bronze,
bronze 6.4 x 6.4 x 1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 0 3/8 in.)
frame 70.7 x 70.6 x 10.2 cm (27 7/8 x 27 3/4 x 4 in.)

incised signature, dated '64' (the date of the original lead model from which the cast was made), and incised 21/100 on the reverse (between 1967 and 1979 the International Collectors Society, New York, issued 60 examples in bronze, 30 examples in stainless steel, 70 examples in sterling silver, and 12 artist's proofs in each metal; with the permission of Duchamp's widow, the edition was completed posthumously in 1981-82 to the editions of 100 each), contained in original black Kulicke frame.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

sold for £11,250

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Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm