The imagery of chess
By David Astle
‘Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.’
- Marcel Duchamp
In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘The Imagery of Chess' 1944.
See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces, in ‘The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.