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Marcels Duchamp pipe for Enrico Donati

Posted by aboutpipes on June 10, 2008

Marcel Duchamp carved a wooden pipe for Donati

Enrico Donati was a close friend of Marcel Duchamp, as well as a fellow surrealist painter.

Donati says that there is no story behind this pipe and that it was given to him by Duchamp as a token of their friendship.

Carved on the front of the bowl is “Marcel à Enrico.” The inscription of these few simple words is what really exposes the intimate side of Marcel Duchamp.

So here it is

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3 Responses to “Marcels Duchamp pipe for Enrico Donati”

  1. [...] September 28, 2008 In 1946 Marcel Duchamp carved a pipe for fellow surrealist Enrico Donati, engraved it with the words “Marcel a Enrico” and gave it to his friend. [...]

  2. [...] In 1946, Marcel Duchamp carved a pipe for fellow surrealist Enrico Donati, engraved it with the words “Marcel a Enrico” and gave it to his friend. [...]

  3. Nikki Lastreto said

    Where is this pipe now? Is it possible to see it? Are there others like it? Thank you for any more info … Nikki

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