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Studies and preparatory material, circa 1916-1962, undated


Scope and Contents

This series includes material related to the planning and creation of many of Duchamp's works of art. Most of the material pertains either to Duchamp's efforts to reproduce his own works of art, as in the case of the "Box in a Valise" subseries, or to his creation of various book and magazine covers, as in the case of the "Graphic design projects" subseries.


  • circa 1916-1962, undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Predominantly in English with some material in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. David Sylvester's typescript for the article "Bicycle Parts" can only be consulted with permission of the author's estate.


From the Collection: 18 linear feet


By project type.


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States