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La Septième Face du Dé: Poèmes - Découpages
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La Septième Face du Dé: Poèmes - Découpages
La Septième face du dé (The Seventh Side of the Die)

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968. Written by Georges Hugnet, French, 1906 - 1974. Published by Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris.

Made in Paris, France, Europe


Paperbound book with cover design by Duchamp reproducing "Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy?"

Book: 11 7/16 × 8 3/8 × 1/2 inches (29.1 × 21.3 × 1.3 cm)

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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For La Septième face du dé, Georges Hugnet combined his talents as both a writer and an artist to create twenty Surrealist poem-collages. Each printed page includes text and photographs cut from mass-media sources and arranged into erotic writings and images. The cover of the book reproduces Marcel Duchamp’s 1921 readymade sculpture Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-134-75a--e). Constructed from single, combined, or slightly altered manufactured objects, such works had a lasting effect on Surrealism, as this cover suggests.