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Impressionist & Modern Art / SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989) Chess Game Homage to Marcel Duchamp

Lot 35
Chess Game Homage to Marcel Duchamp
18 May 2022, 17:00 EDT
New York

US$20,000 - US$30,000

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SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)

Chess Game Homage to Marcel Duchamp
each piece signed 'Dalí', the two kings numbered '7/225' and stamped with the foundry mark (on the underside)
32 polished and patinated bronze pieces in the original presentation box
The Kings: 3 3/8 in (8.6 cm) (height)
The Queens: 3 1/8 in (7.9 cm) (height)
The Bishops: 2 1/16 in (5.2 cm) (height)
The Knights: 1 13/16 in (4.6 cm) (height)
The Rooks: 3 3/8 in (8.5 cm) (height)
The Pawns: 1 9/16 in (3.9 cm) (height)

Conceived circa 1966 from molds of Dalí's fingers and thumbs and cast in an edition of 225 by F. J. Cooper, Inc. in 1971, a later edition was published by the Barclay Gallery Ltd. in the 1980s


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Frank Hunter from The Salvador Dalí Archives, Ltd.

Private collection, New York.
Leonard Fox, Ltd., Connecticut (acquired from the above in October 2020).
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 2020.

R. & N. Descharnes, Dalí, The Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Azay-le-Rideau, 2004, no. 277 (another version illustrated p. 116).

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