Monte Carlo bond (No. 27)

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Monte Carlo bond (No. 27)
31.2 x 19.5 cm
30
Imitated rectified Readymade: printed paper and silver gelatin print of a photograph by Man Ray
1924
Print-Multiple
2013-06-06
10
$261,600[+40%]*
$392,400[-7%]*
$366,300
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Signed Rrose Selavy (lower left), signed M. Duchamp (lower right) and numbered 27 several times; Conceived in 1924, this example forms part of the original edition of 30; Examples bearing a 50 centimes fiscal stamp, initialled 'RS', served as financial bonds purchased by investors in Marcel Duchamp's quest to 'exploit' the casino in Monte Carlo; This example is one of a few that remained unstamped and without the initials 'RS' and were therefore never issued as legal tender