Article Number: 2157
Soft Cover, German, Glue Binding, 244 Pages, 2011, Salon Verlag
Marcel Dzama

Opposition and Sister Squares Reconciled

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Collage und Zeichnung auf schwarzem Karton. Format je 26,5 x 23,5 cm. Signiert. Das dazugehörende Ex Libris ebenfalls mit weißem Stift individuell überzeichnet.

I have chosen to have Marcel Duchamp's book, „Opposition and Sister Squares” re-printed quite simply because I love both Duchamp and chess. In it's original printing it didn't fare too well selling-wise and Duchamp apparently had a closet full of the books which he gifted to friends whenever they came over to his home. Regarding the book's failure to sell he has been quoted as saying, "..that the problem it poses only comes up once in a lifetime even for chess masters.". I also like this quote by Ernst Strouhal, "Opposition and Sister Squares is an artist's book for chess players and a chess book for artists."