Pardon our dust while we update this corner of the website.

A larger image is unavailable for this object
due to copyright, trademark or related rights.

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.

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1936

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

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

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

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1950-134-1059

Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
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.