Tuesday, 13 February 2007
No Draws in Pasadena
Seriously, though... Julian Wasser's photo of Babitz and Duchamp playing chess, taken at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1963, has become very famous. So much so that British artist Sir Peter Blake recently recreated it at Sotheby's in London, in advance of a major auction of surrealist art. Amongst the sale is Duchamp's chessboard, created in 1946. Sothebys estimated that it would sell for between £180,000 and £250,000. The photo (top left) shows artists' model Carol Holt playing against Blake.
Click here for the story on the BBC site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6325789.stm