Saturday, October 08, 2011

Your Daily Duchamp

    Marcel Duchamp

      The game of chess is a sportA violent sport. “

     Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) the renowned French artistoften used the theme of chess in his worksHe is also known as a great lover of chess.He participated in the French championships from 1924 to 1928and even four Chess Olympiads from ‘28 to ‘33.

     His obsession for chess became stronger and stronger over the years, and of his marriage in 1927a friendMan Ray wrote:

     Duchamp spent most of the honeymoon week studying chess problems,and his wife took revenge by getting up out of desperation one night while hewas asleep and glued all the pieces to the board. They divorced three months later. 

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