For much of the 20th century, Julian Wasser captured pictures of celebrities, artists, and writers that came to immortalize the Los Angeles scene. Marcel Duchamp was 76 and Eve Babitz was 20 when Wasser shot this iconic photograph. After his artistic success, Duchamp focused his energy on playing chess. Babitz has stated that she participated in this mainly to make her then-boyfriend, curator Walter Hopps, jealous.

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1963: "Marcel Duchamp,"Pasadena Art Museum, CA, 8 October - 3 November

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No apparent condition issues.
35 x 49 x 2 in (88.9 x 124.46 x 5.08 cm)

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Duchamp Playing Chess with a Nude (Eve Babitz), 1963
Lot Number 8
Gelatin silver print
Work: 34.5 x 47.75 in (87.63 x 121.29 cm)
Frame: 35 x 49 x 2 in (88.9 x 124.46 x 5.08 cm)
Signed on verso of mount

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Duchamp Playing Chess with a Nude (Eve Babitz)
  • Dimensions
    34.5 x 47.75 in (87.63 x 121.29 cm)