Pocket Chess Set Artist: Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887–1968)

Medium

Leather pocket chessboard, celluloid pieces, and pins in a black leather wallet

Dimensions

6 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1/2 in. (16.5 × 11.4 × 1.3 cm)
open: 6 1/2 × 8 3/4 × 1/4 in. (16.5 × 22.2 × 0.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier

Accession Number

1953.6.221

Period

20th century

Classification
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Bibliography
  • Paul B. Franklin et al., Étant donné: Marcel Duchamp, Katherine S. Dreier, and La Société Anonyme, Inc. (Paris: Association pour l'étude de Marcel Duchamp, 2009), 103, ill
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 32, 126, fig. 1, 8
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Object/Work type

chess sets

Edition

one of ten

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