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Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp (1930), poster, jointly published by Yves Arman and other galleries representing the Duchamp estate, c. 1984
Size: 19 x 25 inches
Of all early 20th century artists, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) stands out as perhaps the one who had the most influence on the generation of artists that rose to fame at the end of the century. With the rejection of art that appealed only to the eye for an art about ideas; the invention of the readymades — objects elevated to art by the simple act of selection and naming; and, the provocative use of irony and humor, Duchamp opened the way for conceptual art, performance, appropriation, and many other radical directions that a half-century later became mainstream.
Gallery 98’s collection of Duchamp-related art ephemera, documents his impact following his retrospective at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1963. It is not just about Duchamp’s influence on specific artists like Mike Bidlo, Hannah Wilke, and Elaine Sturtevant; it is also about the enduring popularity and ubiquity of his distinctive motifs: the upside-down urinal, Mona Lisa with a mustache and goatee, the bicycle wheel and stool, Duchamp in drag, and the photo of Duchamp at a table playing chess with a nude woman.
See more on our special Marcel Duchamp page.
Happy 1984, with Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q (1919), card for a special exhibition of Duchamp’s work at Gallery Yves Arman, 1984
Mocking the iconic Mona Lisa, Duchamp altered a found reproduction by adding a mustache and goatee, and the letters L.H.O.O.Q which when pronounced in French sounds like a French phrase that translates into “She has a hot ass.”
Size: 5 x 8 inches
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (1917), photograph by Alfred Stieglitz used on cover of folded card for The Armory Show, 2001
Duchamp achieved early notoriety in America at the original 1913 Armory Show. When a new art fair resurrected the Armory Show name, organizers publicized the event by using a picture of Duchamp’s most radical readymade, an upside-down urinal signed R. Mutt.
Size: 5 x 7 Inches
Marcel Duchamp’s posthumous 94th birthday party hosted by Tina L’Hotsky at Edit DeAk’s loft on 149 Wooster Street, folded xerox invitation, 1982
This xeroxed invitation incorporates a detail from Duchamp’s Monte Carlo Bond (1924), an artwork that doubled as a certificate showing ownership of shares in a company designed to “break the bank” at Monte Carlo.
Size (folded): 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Hans Niehus, “Naked Lunch: Marcel Duchamp Meets Playmate Sally Duberson” from the exhibition I Hate The Serpent’s Kiss, card, Adamski Gallery for Contemporary Art (Germany), 2010
This painted satire of a Playboy magazine cover features a variation of a famous photograph of Duchamp playing chess with a nude Eve Babitz at his retrospective exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1963.
Size: 6 x 4.25 inches
C’est La Vie Rrose: Homage to Marcel Duchamp, a film by Hans-Christof Stenzel, with Hannah Wilke, John Cage & others, card, Osterreichisches Filmmuseum, 1977
The photograph of Duchamp playing chess with a naked Eve Babitz was recreated in a performance by artist Hannah Wilke who takes the role of his nude opponent.
Size: 4 x 5.75 inches
Mike Bidlo’s Not Duchamp works on display in Bidlo’s 5th Street studio, Folded Card, 1996
After successfully recreating works by Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso, artist Mike Bidlo turned his attention to Duchamp. The exhibition Not-Duchamp featured Bidlo’s versions of famous Duchamp readymades including the Bottle Rack (1914), Fountain (urinal), and the Bicycle Wheel (1913).
Size: 6.25 x 4.25 Inches — Available
Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture, card, White Columns, 1983
Video pioneer Shigeko Kubota created her video sculpture series Duchampiana after a chance meeting with the artist right before his death in 1968.
Size: 7 x 4.75 inches
Apropos of Marcel: The Art of Making Art After Duchamp in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, group show with Mike Bidlo, Sherrie Levine, Richard Pettibone, Elaine Sturtevant, card, Curt Marcus Gallery, 1999
Size: 4.5 x 6 Inches