Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Marcel Duchamp, American, born France, 1887–1968

Pocket Chess Set


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

16.5 × 11.4 × 1.3 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1/2 in.)
other (open): 16.5 × 22.2 × 0.6 cm(6 1/2 × 8 3/4 × 1/4 in.)
Gift of the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier
American, French
20th century

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.

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.

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