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WALTHER KöNIG, KOLN

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BOXED, 14.75 X 14.75 IN. / 69 REPLICAS AND PRINTED REPRODUCTIONS.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 11   

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ISBN 9783863355180 SDNR30
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“Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase," Duchamp said in 1952: finally, that suitcase is accessible to all

  

WALTHER KöNIG, KOLN

Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)

Published by Walther König, Koln
Edited by Mathieu Mercier.

"Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase," Duchamp said in 1952: finally that suitcase is available to all

One of the most important and enigmatic pieces of modernist art, "Boîte-en-valise" (Box in a Valise) was assembled by Marcel Duchamp between 1935 and 1941. The portable suitcase contains "the sum of his artistic work" up to that point. Perhaps in premonition of the coming war, and over years without a fixed address, Duchamp reproduced his work in a format that enabled him to easily transport his "complete works" at any time. Though the artist eventually made 300 copies of his box, many are behind glass in museums and private collections.

This is the first ever reinterpretation of the legendary book-object, conceptualized by French artist Mathieu Mercier and now available to a broader audience. At once a work in and of itself, and a reproduction in the Duchampian spirit, this miniature museum contains 69 reproductions of Duchamp's most celebrated creations, including the famous "Fountain," "Nude Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass." Mercier has reproduced the bulk of the contents of Duchamp's original box in paper form, designing everything to scale. Playful and accessible, the "Boîte" reflects Duchamp's desire to display his works outside the museum and gallery system.

Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) studied painting in Paris. In 1912 he exhibited his controversial "Nude Descending a Staircase," and by 1913 he had abandoned traditional painting and drawing for more experimental forms, including mechanical drawings, studies and notations. In 1914 he introduced his readymades. Duchamp became associated with the Dada movement in Paris and in New York, where he settled permanently in 1942.



PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Essential Homme

Omar Nasir

From the inaccessible realm of the museum to the living room of any onlooker, Mercier's work is a liberation of one of pop culture's finest cult figures.

Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy)

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/26/2016

Massimiliano Gioni & Calvin Tomkins Launch 'Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise' at 192 Books

Massimiliano Gioni & Calvin Tomkins Launch 'Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise' at 192 BooksTuesday, March 29 at 7 PM, 192 Books presents noted curator, contemporary art critic and New Museum Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni in conversation with New Yorker art critic and Duchamp biographer Calvin Tomkins in celebration of the exquisite new interactive limited edition, Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise (or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy) 1968, aka Duchamp's “Museum in a Box.” Don't miss this historical discussion between two of New York's great Duchamp authorities. This edition is sold out elsewhere.
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Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise

Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valiseJust in from Walther König: the last remaining copies of Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise, the exquisitely made facsimile reinterpretation of Duchamp's famous "Box in a Valise"—more commonly known as Duchamp's museum in a suitcase—originally produced between 1935 and 1941 in an edition of 300. Housed in a leather suitcase with 69 replicated miniature artworks at scale—including such seminal pieces as "Fountain," "Nude Descending a Staircase" and the "Large Glass"—our first small shipment of this limited first edition (of a limited edition) sold out immediately. Whether you're looking for a special edition for your own collection or the perfect gift for a recent grad or Dada-loving dad on Father's Day, we are delighted to have this awesome edition back in stock in limited quantity. continue to blog


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