The Box of 1932
Manuscript for Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled by M. Duchamp & V. Halberstadt

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

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1932

Medium:
Commercial cardboard box bearing label Old England, containing typed and handwritten manuscripts, proofs, and diagrams for Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled by M. Duchamp & V. Halberstadt (Brussels: L'Echiquier/Edmond Lancel, 1932) and one drawing, The King Checked by the Queen

Dimensions:
Box: 11 3/4 x 18 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (29.8 x 46.4 x 8.9 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1994-193-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Marion Boulton Stroud in memory of Mme Alexina Duchamp, 1994

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Label:
After becoming a delegate to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in 1931, Duchamp collaborated with the French chess player and theorist Vitaly Halberstadt on Opposition and Sister Squares Are Reconciled, a book that studied endgame strategies. In this recycled cardboard box, Duchamp assembled the manuscripts, proofs, diagrams, drawings, and notes produced in the process of the book’s publication with other chess-related records.