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Self-Portrait in Profile, 1959

Marcel Duchamp

French, 1887-1968
Color screenprint, Edition of 40, Deluxe edition published by La Hune, Paris
25-5/8 x 19-3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.2 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. John Coplans in homage to Mr. Walter Hopps
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Not on view

Originally, Duchamp created his "Self-Portrait in Profile" to accompany the deluxe edition of Robert Lebel's monograph on the artist, "Sur Marcel Duchamp," printed in Paris in 1959. In May of that year, the bookstore Librarie La Hune hosted a party to a celebrate the book's release. Duchamp agreed to allow his self-portrait to be reproduced as a poster to promote the event, and he signed 40 copies printed without the poster text.

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