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Pocket Chess Set

A work made of rectified readymade (one of about 25 unnumbered examples): pocket chessboard in leather, celluloid, and pins.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

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  • A work made of rectified readymade (one of about 25 unnumbered examples): pocket chessboard in leather, celluloid, and pins.

Date:

1944

Artist:

Marcel Duchamp
(American, born France, 1887–1968)

About this artwork

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 396

Artist

Marcel Duchamp

Title

Pocket Chess Set

Origin

United States

Date

1944

Medium

Rectified readymade (one of about 25 unnumbered examples): pocket chessboard in leather, celluloid, and pins

Inscriptions

Signed and dated on chessboard, l.l.: “Marcel Duchamp/1944”

Dimensions

6 5/16 × 4 1/8 in. (16 × 10.5 cm)(closed); 6 5/16 × 8 5/8 in. (16 × 22 cm)(open)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman

Reference Number

2011.124

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

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