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Marcel Duchamp. To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour. Buenos Aires 1918

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To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour

Marcel Duchamp (American, born France. 1887–1968)

Date:
Buenos Aires 1918
Medium:
Oil, silver leaf, lead wire, and magnifying lens on glass (cracked), mounted between panes of glass in a standing metal frame, 20 1/8 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/2" (51 x 41.2 x 3.7 cm), on painted wood base, 1 7/8 x 17 7/8 x 4 1/2" (4.8 x 45.3 x 11.4 cm)
Dimensions:
Overall 22" (55.8 cm) high
Credit Line:
Katherine S. Dreier Bequest
MoMA Number:
150.1953

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist
Katherine S. Dreier (d. 1952), West Redding, Connecticut. [Purchased from Duchamp], by 1936
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Katherine S. Dreier Bequest, 1953

A regarder d’un oeil, de près, pendant presque une heure / To be looked at with on eye, close to, for almost an hour
Disturbed Balance
[À regarder (l'autre côté du verre) d'un oeil, de près, pendant presque une heure]

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