Marcel Dzama.presents Opposition and Sister Squares Reconciled - Cover

Marcel Dzama präsentiert „Opposition and Sister Squares Reconciled“

Edition Ex Libris Nr. 20

„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 gave to friends as gifts 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.'“