The Chess Players is a 1965 work by Marcel Duchamp. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.
|Dimensions||50.1 x 66 cm Framed: 65 x 77.3 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: The Novak/O'Doherty Collection at IMMA Donation, The American Ireland Fund, 2011|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
French painter, sculptor and writer Marcel Duchamp first received critical attention at the 1913 New York Armory Show for his painting ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’. He produced his first ‘readymade’ the same year. The best-known of those, ‘Fountain’ (1917), is considered a turning point in the history of Modernism. With Man Ray, Duchamp founded the Dada movement in New York in 1919. From the 1940s, Duchamp claimed to have given up art in favour of competitive chess.View Artist
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