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The Resource De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy : boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum, designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp

De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy : boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum, designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp

Label
De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy : boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum
Title
De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy
Title remainder
boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum
Statement of responsibility
designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp
Title variation
  • Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy
  • Museum in a box, portable museum
  • Boîte-en-valise, grande boîte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Has edition
Cataloging source
OHX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Title text in French and English
LC call number
N6853.D8
LC item number
A4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy : boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum, designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Declared "a portable museum" by Duchamp, The Box in a Valise, as this work is more commonly known, is a fascinating mini-retrospective of the artist's career. It contains approximately 80 diminuitive replicas and facsimilies of works he created over a forty-year period. Duchamp and his friends produced nearly 300 copies of this box between 1941 and 1968. The Rrose Sélavy referred to in the work's title was a fictional character—a feminine alter-ego Duchamp created in the early 1920s. Many of the works he produced thereafter were signed with Rrose's name
  • Facsimile of the G 1968 edition, all details in original format, including 69 three-dimensional miniatures, including reproductions of ready-mades and paintings such as "Fountain," "Nude Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass."
  • "One of the most important and momentous, but at the same time also one of the most enigmatic, pieces of modernist art is the famous Box in a Valise by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), which he put together between 1935 and 1941. It contains the sum of his artistic work. Perhaps in premonition of the coming war, and over years without a fixed address, he reproduced his work in a format that enabled him to easily transport his 'complete works' at any time. After he announced the end of his artistic activity he would have been tempted to record his work with the box, without creating anything new. The edition is based on an idea by Mathieu Mercier. The design and construction will be approved by the estate of Marcel Duchamp once its quality has been examined, with the desire of making 'The Museum in the Box' accessible to everyone. The facsimile of the 'portable oeuvre catalogue' complies with the artist's working methods. Duchamp carried out the preparation of the appropriate templates himself, handing over the production of the 81 miniatures to workshops or specialists."--Publisher website
  • Handle with care! Open lid to 90° angle, then lift middle section by its lower edge made of faux wood, then slowly release lid
  • Title on middle section of box-in-a-valise: De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy / de ou par Mathieu Mercier
  • Title from packaging box. Green box inside has no identifying external markers
  • Mixed media issued in cardboard packaging box
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • three-dimensional form
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdf
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
930078061
Dimensions
38 x 37 x 8 cm
Extent
1 box
Isbn
9783863355180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930078061
Label
De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy : boite serie G, 1968 : boîte-en-valise, grande boîte = Museum in a box, portable museum, designed and edited by Mathieu Mercier ; under the supervision of the Association Marcel Duchamp
Publication
Note
  • Declared "a portable museum" by Duchamp, The Box in a Valise, as this work is more commonly known, is a fascinating mini-retrospective of the artist's career. It contains approximately 80 diminuitive replicas and facsimilies of works he created over a forty-year period. Duchamp and his friends produced nearly 300 copies of this box between 1941 and 1968. The Rrose Sélavy referred to in the work's title was a fictional character—a feminine alter-ego Duchamp created in the early 1920s. Many of the works he produced thereafter were signed with Rrose's name
  • Facsimile of the G 1968 edition, all details in original format, including 69 three-dimensional miniatures, including reproductions of ready-mades and paintings such as "Fountain," "Nude Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass."
  • "One of the most important and momentous, but at the same time also one of the most enigmatic, pieces of modernist art is the famous Box in a Valise by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), which he put together between 1935 and 1941. It contains the sum of his artistic work. Perhaps in premonition of the coming war, and over years without a fixed address, he reproduced his work in a format that enabled him to easily transport his 'complete works' at any time. After he announced the end of his artistic activity he would have been tempted to record his work with the box, without creating anything new. The edition is based on an idea by Mathieu Mercier. The design and construction will be approved by the estate of Marcel Duchamp once its quality has been examined, with the desire of making 'The Museum in the Box' accessible to everyone. The facsimile of the 'portable oeuvre catalogue' complies with the artist's working methods. Duchamp carried out the preparation of the appropriate templates himself, handing over the production of the 81 miniatures to workshops or specialists."--Publisher website
  • Handle with care! Open lid to 90° angle, then lift middle section by its lower edge made of faux wood, then slowly release lid
  • Title on middle section of box-in-a-valise: De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy / de ou par Mathieu Mercier
  • Title from packaging box. Green box inside has no identifying external markers
  • Mixed media issued in cardboard packaging box
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • three-dimensional form
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdf
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
930078061
Dimensions
38 x 37 x 8 cm
Extent
1 box
Isbn
9783863355180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930078061

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