Marcel Duchamp

Robert Lebel


Hauser & Wirth, 2021. Slipcase including hardcover edition and additional paperback supplement, 192pp., 10 x 13.25 inches


Facsimile of the 1959 Edition. By Robert Lebel, with texts by Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, and H.P. Roché.

Design and layout by Marcel Duchamp and Arnold Fawcus. Translation by George Heard Hamilton.

Suppement volume edited by Jean-Jacques Lebel and Association Marcel Duchamp. With texts by Jean-Jacques Lebel, Robert Lebel, and Man Ray; a new essay by Michael R. Taylor; forward by Harald Falckenberg; and introduction by Michaela Unterdörfer. 

Sur Marcel Duchamp became the go-to book on the artist for many decades following its publication in late 1959, when exclusive grand-deluxe and deluxe editions in French, along with trade editions in French and English, were simultaneously released. After being out of print for more than sixty years, the historic Grove press English edition, simply titled Marcel Duchamp, is now back in circulation with this fully authorized facsimile of Duchamp's seminal book - his first monograph and the culmination of a long collaboration with its author, art historian and critic Robert Lebel. 

The facsimile is accompanied by a supplement edited by Jean-Jacques Lebel and Association Marcel Duchamp featuring texts and archival material, including a newly discovered note by Man Ray, that stitch together the story of Duchamp and Lebel's close collaboration and, as contributor Michael R. Taylor writes, how the original publication signified a "sea change in the artist's receptivity to critical interpretation."