DUCHAMP, Marcel. Manual of Instructions for Marcel Duchamp, Etant Donnés: 1 La Chute d'Eau. 2 Le Gaz d'Éclairage.  pp. Illustrated throughout, including over 100 photographs taken by Duchamp. With  pp separately printed introduction by Anne d'Harnoncourt laid in. Small folio, bound in original faux leather. With original wrap-around band bearing the title in black & red ink. In a new black cloth folding box. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987.
Superb full colour facsimile of Duchamp's looseleaf notebook of instructions for his work Etant Donnés, completed in 1966 and acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1968. Illustrated with over 100 photographs taken by Duchamp documenting the work, exactly as mounted in the notebook. His drawings for the piece, and his manuscript notes in French were mostly taped to the outer edges of the notebook pages, and appear as foldouts in the facsimile. A mint copy.
Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp No. 633.
Item nr. 154633