K1976_004_008_o2 (1965)Fotografia por Dena (Nova Iorque, 1965)

“Chess is a sport. A violent sport. This detracts from its most artistic connection. Of course, one intriguing aspect of the game that does imply artistic connotations is the actual geometric patterns and variations of the actual set-up of the pieces and in the combinative, tactical, strategical and positional sense. It’s a sad expression though – somewhat like religious art – it is not very gay. If it is anything, it is a struggle.”

Marcel Duchamp (Chess Life, 1961)