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1930 (TWO MAQUETTES FOR CHESS PIECES 1)Marcel Duchamp . Red Knight (Maquette for Chess Piece for a Wall-Mounted Chess Board) (1930)

“Chess in itself is a hobby, is a game, everybody can play it. But I took it very seriously and enjoyed it because I found some common points between chess and painting. When you play a game of chess, it is like designing something or constructing some mechanism of some kind by which you win or lose. The competitive side of it has no importance. The thing itself is very, very plastic. That is probably what attracted me in the game.”

Marcel Duchamp
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