Marcel Duchamp was a champion chess player and played exclusively during the last twenty years of his life.

He famously played a tournament here in Folkestone, 1933, and when he lost the match, he is reputed to have given up playing competitively!

more info on Duchamp and chess - here

Raymond Savignac playing chess against one of his posters!
photo by Robert Doisneau


Yoko Ono's famous White Chess set 1966 'Play it by Trust' ©Yoko Ono

unusual silk crepe scarf with assorted chess pieces,
c.33" / 84cms.
available at Rennies £45


May 2022
Paul has just discovered the exciting prospect of openair informal chess, the Four Corner Club, round the corner from CSM!


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