Christie's Upcoming Prints and Multiples Sale: July 22, 2009
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 07-16-09
Set of 12 offset lithographs
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Christie's upcoming Prints and Multiples summer sale will present "a cross section of movements and styles," showcasing prints and multiples by artists including: Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Claes Oldenberg, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread.

The sale will include 12 offset lithographs by Marcel Duchamp. These Rotoreliefs, are printed on both sides of cardboard and will be sold at an estimated $3,000 to $5,000.

Lot Description (from Chistie's website)
MARCEL DUCHAMP: Rotoreliefs (Optical Discs):
The complete set of 12 offset lithographs in colors (printed on both sides of six cardboard disks), black plastic circular holder, two black plastic viewers, and explanatory note in French, 1935, each signed in ink (Schwarz calls for the 1935 edition to be unsigned), (No. 2) dedicated 'pour Reana affectueusement', from the unnumbered original edition of 500 (there were also editions of 1000, 100, 5 and 150 published in 1953, 1959, 1963 and 1965 respectively), each with occasional surface soiling and minor wear, otherwise in very good condition. Overall Diameter: 9¾ in. (248 mm.)
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