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Combat de Boxe

Duchamp, Marcel and Man Ray

Paris. Editions de Larcos. 1970
Copy number 1 of this collaboration between Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp from 'The Large Glass': 'Combat de Boxe'.

From the edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this copy numbered '1 / 100' and signed by Man Ray with his initials in pencil.

'Combat de Boxe' is the joint project - a posthumous one in the case of Duchamp who had died in 1968 - of Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp (the drawing by Man Ray is based upon an original idea of Duchamp) and relating to 'The Large Glass'. The print is presented in a folio with a page of text by Duchamp explaining the codes used for the making of the drawing.

[Schwarz 337 for the photograph of the original drawing 'Combat de Boxe'; see Schawarz pp. 172 - 175].
pp. (5) including wrapper. Folio. (370 x 520 mm). Leaf with title recto and explanatory text verso ('COMBAT de BOXE / Pied du jongleur de gravité / Vêtement de la mariée') with colour (blue, green and red) keyed to the engraving by Man Ray, the engraving with additional colour, numbered '1 / 100' at lower left and signed at lower right 'M R' in pencil. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in black to front cover, additional original glassine jacket.