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Victor Obsatz's Portrait of Marcel Duchamp

Victor Obsatz (b. 1925)
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1953
Gelatin silver print
34.3 x 26.7cm
Titled, signed and dated on reverse:
Marcel Duchamp 1953
Copyright: The artist + Moeller Fine Art New York – Berlin

In March 1953, the Greenwich Village gallery owner Michael Freilich (RoKo Gallery) asked 28 year-old Victor Obsatz to photograph Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 14th Street. The resulting double-exposure print pleased Duchamp very much, as he chose it especially for the front and back covers of Robert Lebel’s 1959 catalogue raisonné.

The work has since become one of the most popular and sought-after images of the artist, and has been reproduced in a number of well-known texts on Duchamp, Dada, Surrealism, and recently in the The National Portrait Gallery’s 2009 exhibition "Inventing Marcel Duchamp, The Dynamics of Portraiture."

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp is available exclusively through Moeller Fine Art Ltd.
All prints are signed and dated by the artist.

Please contact the gallery for further information.

© Victor Obsatz / Moeller Fine Art New York-Berlin