DUCHAMP, Marcel. Not Seen and/or Less Seen of/by Marcel Duchamp/Rrose Selavy 1904-64. Mary Sisler Collection. With a foreword and catalogue texts by Richard Hamilton. Unpaginated, thoroughly illustrated in black and white, and with 3 tipped-in colour plates. 4to., bound in original wrappers designed by Duchamp, with original glassine, in a cloth folding box. New York: Cordier & Ekstrom, 1964.
The publisher's copy of the incredibly rare suppressed version of the catalogue of the Sisler Collection. When Mary Sisler saw this version of the catalogue she was incensed that her name was not only much smaller than Duchamp's, but at the bottom of the title-page, and demanded that the catalogue be withdrawn, and be reissued. As a result surviving copies of the first version are extremely rare.
"The Mary Sisler Collection was the most important private collection of works by Duchamp; and the exhibition, a historical event. It was the first and the most inclusive Duchamp retrospective to be held by a private gallery in the United States" (Schwarz). The deluxe edition contains an original print by Niki Ekstrom of a photograph of Duchamp. One of the original edition of 100, signed and numbered by Duchamp, who also boldly signed his name in brown marker on the front cover. A pristine copy of this great rarity from the collection of Arne Ekstrom, reproduced in Etant Donne No.10, p. 86.
Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp No. 616.
Item nr. 154695