The art: Marcel Duchamp, Portrait of Chess Players, 1911.
The news: "At a Brooklyn School, The Cool Crowd Pushes the King Around," by Anne Barnard and Dylan Loeb McClain for the New York Times.
The source: Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Duchamp loved chess and even created his own personal pocket chess set. Duchamp wasn’t the only artist of his generation fascinated by the game: Max Ernst designed chess pieces too, complete with a twist on the historical norm.

The art: Marcel Duchamp, Portrait of Chess Players, 1911.

The news: "At a Brooklyn School, The Cool Crowd Pushes the King Around," by Anne Barnard and Dylan Loeb McClain for the New York Times.

The source: Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Duchamp loved chess and even created his own personal pocket chess set. Duchamp wasn’t the only artist of his generation fascinated by the game: Max Ernst designed chess pieces too, complete with a twist on the historical norm.

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April 18, 2012 11:40am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6yJtBOrx
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The art: Cory Arcangel, MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds, 2005.
The news: "Obama Tells GOP Critics War with Iran is ‘Not a Game,’" by Helene Cooper for the New York Times.
The source: Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.
Nota bene: Yes, I’ve used this Arcangel here before. But, you know, if POTUS goes there, we do too.

The art: Cory Arcangel, MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds, 2005.

The news: "Obama Tells GOP Critics War with Iran is ‘Not a Game,’" by Helene Cooper for the New York Times.

The source: Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.

Nota bene: Yes, I’ve used this Arcangel here before. But, you know, if POTUS goes there, we do too.

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March 6, 2012 3:48pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6yHa9hbp
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