The Box of 1932
Manuscript for Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled by M. Duchamp & V. Halberstadt
Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968
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.