Priere de toucher
Artwork: Priere de toucher
Size: 25.4 x 22.9 cm
Medium: Foam-rubber breast and black velvet on board
Creation year: 1947
Marks: Signed and dated 'Marcel Duchamp 1947' (lower right); printed on a metal label, the artist's name, title and date 'Priere de toucher/ Marcel Duchamp/ 1947' (lower center)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Mary Sisler Collection, Palm Beach; Mrs. Catherine Perrot, Paris; Yves Arman, Paris; Private collection, Monte Carlo; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; Robert Shapazian, Venice, California, 1991; His sale; Christie's, New York, 11 November 2010, lot 104; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Tate Gallery, The Almost Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, June-July 1966, p. 74, no. 172 (illustrated); Auckland, Australian State Galleries, Marcel Duchamp, The Mary Sisler Collection: 78 Works 1904-1963, November 1967-October 1968, n.p., no. 71 (illustrated)

Christie's New York

Date: 2015-11-10
Lot Number: 52
Low Estimate: $200000 [+100%]
High Estimate: $300000 [+33%]
Hammer Price: $400000
Sold For: $485000

Date: 2010-11-11
Lot Number: 104
Low Estimate: $30000 [+600%]
High Estimate: $40000 [+425%]
Hammer Price: $210000
Sold For: $254500