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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)
Buenos Aires 1918. 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), Overall 22" (55.8 cm) high. Katherine S. Dreier Bequest
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
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
[À regarder (l'autre côté du verre) d'un oeil, de près, pendant presque une heure]