Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Image of the Day

Photograph of Marcel Duchamp, 1958, by Arnold Rosenberg

Tonight from 6–8PM at Francis Naumann Gallery in NYC is the opening reception for Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess. At 7:00 Grand Master Lev Alburt (3x US Champ) will play Grand Master Jennifer Shahade (2x US Woman's Champion and author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport) on Play It By Trust, the chess board with all white pieces designed by [who else...] Yoko Ono. Among others in the exhibition, open through October 30th, are Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, and Sophie Matisse. It proposes that "Duchamp's identity as a chess player is so thoroughly interfused with his work as an artist that the two activities are aesthetically and conceptually inseperable."

More information at Francis Naumann Gallery's website.

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