Marcel Duchamp, his pipe, and his passion for chess

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‘Finding the right move’: Marcel Duchamp and his passion for chess

As we prepare to auction a pipe Duchamp presented to a close friend and chess opponent, Jack Castle looks at his love affair with a game that he believed shared values with art

On 10 March 1944 two men — both refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe —sat down for a game of chess. One was Marcel Duchamp, painter of Nude Descending a Staircase no. 2 (1912) and the Dada pioneer, the other was George Koltanowski, a Belgian-born chess master and seasoned tournament player. [Read more …]

An incredible database | warholstars.org

This is an incredible resource for those who work on 60’s but no only. There is a jewel hidden behind this name: it is not only a Warhol database, but also a really complete resource for me who is more interested by Abstract Expressionism, under this complicated URL : http://www.warholstars.org/abstractexpressionism/abstractexpressionism.html. Everything is organized by years (from 1800-1899 to 1980+), by artist names, by organiztions / exhibitions, etc.

Have a look to this site and let a comment to Gary, who deserves it!


Voici une ressource incroyable pour ceux qui travaillent entre autre sur les années 60. Et il y a un bijou caché derrière ce site : ce n’est pas seuelement une base de données exhaustive sur Warhol et le microcosme qui gravite autour de lui, mais aussi une ressource d’une richesse incroyable pour moi qui suis plus interessée par l’Expressionnisme Abstrait, sous l’URL compliquée http://www.warholstars.org/abstractexpressionism/abstractexpressionism.html. Tout y est hyper-organisé par années (depuis 1800-1899 à 1980 et plus), par noms d’artistes, par organisations et expositions, etc.

Jetez-y un œil et n’hésitez pas à laisser un commentaire à Gary, il le mérite vraiment !

The « Irascibles » in the January 15, 1951 issue of Life magazine Front row: Theodoros Stamos, Jimmy Ernst, Barnett Newman, James Brooks, Mark Rothko Middle row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin Back row: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne.
The « Irascibles » in the January 15, 1951 issue of Life magazine Front row: Theodoros Stamos, Jimmy Ernst, Barnett Newman, James Brooks, Mark Rothko Middle row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin Back row: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne.