Blainville-Crevon, Seine-Maritime 1887 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine 1968

Boîte-en-valise (De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy)

Box in a Valise (From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy)


leather valise containing miniature replicas, photographs, and color reproduction of works by Duchamp, and one "original" drawing


Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 15 x 4 in.

inscr. at time of acquisition: Marcel duchamp New York Jan. 1943

Acc. No.: 67.1943.a-rrr

Credit Line: James Thrall Soby Fund

Photo credit:


  • 1943, James Thrall Soby Fund


  • Museum's website, April 8, 2013
  • 1973 Duchamp
    Marcel Duchamp, Edited by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine, 1973, p. 304 repr. of another replica
  • 1977 NY MoMA Legg
    Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, with Selected Works on Paper. Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977, Edited by Alicia Legg, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1977, p. 32

Related works

  • Number IX of a deluxe edition of 20, completed in 1941 ; the artist assembled the content of this "portable museum" between 1935 and 1940.