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All chess players are artists.--M. Duchamp
Duchmap stopped painting at a certain point in the 1920's, which was fairly early on in his life, but he didn't stop making art.["Portrait de joueurs d'échecs" Marcel Duchamp, 1911]
Dreams that Money Can Buy is a 1947 film by surrealist/dadaist Hans Richter (1888-1976, a 1912 member of the Blaue Reiter) that includes many artists. This is a Duchamp's fragment, with music by John Cage. (As a matter of fact, Richter claims to have made the first abstract film in Rhythmus 21 in 1921 and also made the interesting 8 x 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements in 1957.)
"I am still a victim of chess. It has all the
beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized.
Chess is much purer than art in its social position." - Marcel Duchamp
Music for Marcel Duchamp by John Cage, 1947.
Duchamp on chess: it is logic and mechanics rather than mathematics...and motion... (See 10:57)