imagem1Marcel Duchamp . Chess Pieces (1918-19)

“I’m playing chess in a big way. I’m a member of the Club here where there are some very good players ranked according to their standard. I haven’t had the honor of being ranked yet and play with various players in Categories 2 and 3, losing and winning every now and then. I’m taking chess lessons with the best player in the club who is a wonderful teacher and makes me make theoretical progress. So I’ve been thinking that after I return to France I could play by cable with Walter.”

M. Duchamp to Louise and Walter Arensberg, end-March 1919 (Selected Correspondence)