Lot 11

Daniel Spoerri

Eaten by Marcel Duchamp


Serigraph in colours on canvas
55.5 × 65 cm (21.9 × 25.6 inch)

Sold for €350


Artwork description

Signed bottom right, in black, by hand, Daniel Spoerri; Noted centrally down, in black, by hand, e.a; Dated bottom left, in black, by hand, 17.3.(19)90

Edition, Series

The artwork was edited by Galerie Braubourg, on the occasion of the Dinner on 17 March 1990. The edition comprises 100 pieces numbered from 1 to 100 and 10 artist's proofs. The current work is one of the 10 artist's proofs.

Lot Notes

"Eaten by Marcel Duchamp" is a serigraph of Spoerri's best-known and most valuable "snare-picture". The piece refers to one of the most important artists of the twentieth century: not only did Duchamp challenge the art world, but he also managed to change the criteria used in order to validate the aesthetic quality of an artwork. Compositionally, the lot resonates with Duchamp's art, since the imaginative use of found objects defined the latter's "readymades".


Daniel Spoerri

b. Galați, Romania, 1930


Solo (Selection)
  • 2013 - “Daniel Spoerri. Historia Rerum Rariorum“, Flensburg Museum, Germany (International)
  • 2012 - "Pasquetta", Garden of Daniel Spoerri, Italy (International)
  • 2012 - Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 2007 - "Ultime Cena", Galleria delle Stelline, Milano, Italy (International)
  • 2004 - “Daniel , Master of chance”, Klagenfurt Gallery, Austria (International)
  • 2003 - "Musée sentimental du Giardino", Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland (International)
  • 2002 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 2001 - Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 1998 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain (International)
  • 1990 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (International)
  • 1981 - “Le Musée Sentimental de Prusse”, Museum of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 1977 - “Fascination of the Object”, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 1972 - National Center of Contemporary Art, Paris, France (International)
  • 1968 - “Hahn Collection”, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (International)
  • 1966 - “Carnaval des Animaux”, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 1962 - “Dylaby”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 1961 - “The Art of Assemblage”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)


  • Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (works from the Karl Gerstner Collection)
  • Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Works from the Hahn Collection
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • Museum Ludwig, Budapest, Hungary

News & Events

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    By Lavacow Editorial

    A selection of artworks by established Romanian artists (Paul Neagu, Horia Damian, Horia Bernea, Ion Bitzan, Marcel Iancu, Daniel Spoerri, Magdalena Rădulescu, Ștefan Câlția, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Mircea Roman) ...

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    By Lavacow Editorial

    The Winter Season brings at LAVACOW a complex blend of artworks by modern and contemporary artists, ranging from Corneliu Baba, Ion Irimescu, Alexandru ...


This Lot is available for inspection at the Lavacow office on request only.

In addition to the hammer price you will have to pay the buyer's premium, which represents 16% of the hammer price. Lavacow members benefit of a reduction of the tax to 15% in the case of 'Collector' members and to 14% in the case of 'VIP' members.

You can choose to pick up the Lot from the Lavacow office in Bucharest, free of charge, or have it delivered from our office to your address, in which case you will cover any related expenses and taxes.



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