XXe Siecle. No.4. Christmas 1938.
DUCHAMP, Marcel. Obligations pour la roulette de Monte-Carlo in XXe Siecle, No.4. Christmas 1938. Offset lithograph. Folio, bound in original wrappers, preserved in a new yellow cloth folding box, gilt black leather spine label. Paris: Chroniques du Jour, 1938.
This image, Obligations pour la roulette de Monte-Carlo, was first created by Duchamp in 1924. Duchamp used a photograph of himself covered in soapsuds by Man Ray together with other elements as a part of a photocollage mounted on cardboard, and issued in an edition of eight. This was then reproduced in offset lithography for the 4th issue of the magazine XXe Siecle which was published in 1938.
Most copies of the issue have been dismembered for the plates, and even this issue has had 5 of the plates removed. In addition to the Duchamp print, there are original prints by Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine and Max Bill. The prints by Matisse, de Chirico, Miro, Arp and Helion are lacking. One of an edition of 2000 copies, very few of which have survived.
Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp No. 406.
Item nr. 156750