Subseries E. Chess

ca. early 1920s-1968, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents Duchamp's long-term and varied relationship with chess. Most photographs are of Duchamp playing or watching a chess match. Other photographs document the various groups with which he played chess, including tournament teams in Europe. One portrait shows Duchamp with a pocket chess set of his own creation, and another with the magnetized chess board designed by Man Ray. There is also an image of Duchamp looking at his 1925 French Chess Championship poster.