Series VII. Kiesler research material

1933-1959, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of architect Frederick Kiesler's research notes, interviews, layouts, photographs, and other preparatory material related to his two published articles on Marcel Duchamp, "Design-correlation" (Architectural Record) and "Les larves d'image" (View). Also includes photographs, ephemera, a sketch, and other material documenting Kiesler's friendship with Duchamp in the 1940s. Of particular note are rare photographs of the blindfolded chess event held at the Julien Levy Gallery to mark the opening of "The Imagery of Chess," and a photograph by Denise Bellon of 'Please Touch' pasties popping out of a shipping boxes which Kiesler inscribed "Marcel's Bosom Pops Out."

Gift of Lillian Kiesler, June 1, 2000.