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
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.
"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".