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Duchamp, Marcel and Max Ernst - 1944 - Julian Levy Gallery New York (The Imagery of Chess)

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Duchamp, Marcel
born 1887 in F - Blainville bei Rouen, died 1968 in F - Neuilly-sur-Seine


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Ernst, Max
born 1891 in D - Brühl, died 1976 in  Paris



Julian Levy Gallery, New York
invitation or announcement to the exhibition: The Imagery of Chess - A Group Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Newly Designed Chessmen, Music and Miscellany
motif: chess pieces queen and bishop of the chess set, each seen from the side; figures designed by Max Ernst
1944
original design
colour offset-lithograph
19,5 cm x 12 cm or whole sheet 39 cm x 24 cm
front printed, back not printed (see additional pictures)
traces of age and storing, was folded as each invitation, front and borders a little bit yellow or darkened, any spots on the front, regarding the age in quite good unused condition



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"The Imagery of Chess was an exhibition organized by regular chess opponents Julien Levy, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp at Levy's New York gallery in 1944.  It was the culmination of the indisputable connection between chess and avant-garde art. Duchamp designed the brochure, Dorothea Tanning documented the exhibition, and thirty-two artists were invited to contribute works. (...)
   Max Ernst developed a complete geometry that caught Duchamp's fancy: he featured the forms in the exhibition brochure and was photographed playing with the set on several occasions."  (Anglès 2016, p.98)







Lit.:

Spies, Werner and Sigrid Metken: Max Ernst. Werke 1939-1953, Köln 1987 , no. 2470.1

Dixon, Jenny: The Imagery of Chess revisted. The Noguchi Museum New York, October 2005-March 2006.
In the Internet: https://www.noguchi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Exhibition-Brochure-The-Imagery-of-Chess-Revisited-2005-06.pdf

Strouhal, Ernst: M. Duchamp, V. Halberstadt - Spiel im Spiel, a game in a game, jeu dans le jeu, Nürnberg 2012, p.95

Anglès, Magda (ed.): Endgame - Duchamp, Ches and the Avant-Gardes. Fondaciòn Joan Miró, Barcelona 2016, p.97-111

 
Duchamp, Marcel and Max Ernst - 1944 - Julian Levy Gallery New York (The Imagery of Chess)
Duchamp, Marcel and Max Ernst - 1944 - Julian Levy Gallery New York (The Imagery of Chess)
Duchamp, Marcel and Max Ernst - 1944 - Julian Levy Gallery New York (The Imagery of Chess)