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

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  • Provenance

    Christie's London, First Open | Editions, 27 Oct 2016, lot 42
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Arturo Schwarz 608

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Association Marcel Duchamp has 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

1967/1981-82
Cast bronze multiple.
6.5 cm (2 1/2 in.) diameter
With incised signature, date '64' (the date of the original lead model from which the cast was made), and numbering 64/100 on the underside (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).

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

sold for £3,750

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London Auction 23 January 2020