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John Cage
Chess Pieces
Ca. 1944
Courtesy The John Cage Trust
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We Are Duchampians
by Ben Davis

"The Imagery of Chess Revisited," Oct. 21, 2005-Mar. 5, 2006, at the Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, N.Y.  11106

If you had to pick one image to stand as a symbol of the Noguchi Museum’s new show, "The Imagery of Chess Revisited," it might be Max Ernst’s sculpture of an inscrutable, horned spirit, towering over and manipulating an array of chess pieces.