Signed and dated in pencil, l.r.: Alechinsky 1970 Stamp in black ink in upper l. corner of recto: Timbre/1F/50c Blind stamp of seated woman (below inked stamp): Republique Francaise (?) Embossed stamp on verso, u.l.c.:
A small, thin silver disk. In the center are seven convex circular protrusions (one in the center surrounded symmetrically by the six others) that appear like balls set within individual depressions. There are other less uniform depressions surrounding the center design. An incised line runs around the circumference.
Casting of a sink stopper that Duchamp first designed by hand for his bathroom in Cadaqués, Spain. This everyday, handmade object was then reproduced in a series of one hundred. The piece demonstrates the meeting of art objects and the mundane,. It is also an example of ironic commercialization and artist self-representation. The International Numismatic Agency later released an edition of 300 as a collector's item, the Duchamp Art Medal.
Delineated image of a nude female figure viewed from the side bending over in a shallow body of water
Illustration for Emile Verhaeren's "Belle Chair" (published Paris, E. Pellatan) depicting a nude female figure defined solely by contour and line, and stripped of all background context save for a few simple lines representing a shallow body of water. This severe reduction of form reflects Maillol’s interested in the woodcuts of Gauguin.