A Blindfold Chess Match Between Grandmaster George Koltanowski, Fredrick Kiesler, and Alfred Barr

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

January 6, 1945

Artist:

Artist unknown
(possibly Julien Levy, American, 1906–1981)

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Artist

Anonymous

Title

A Blindfold Chess Match Between Grandmaster George Koltanowski, Fredrick Kiesler, and Alfred Barr

Origin

United States

Date

1945

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "back turned; / The professional / chess player / Bon [?] (who played / blindfolded)"; verso, center, in black ink: "46." [written over illegible number in blue ink]; verso, lower center, in graphite: "Fritzie Kiesler [illegible]"; verso, along bottom edge, in blue ink: "Blindfolded / chess match between ^ [below] grand master [above] George [illegible/crossed out] Koltanowski / (Back to camera) and Frederick Keisler ^ [below] (left) / Alfred Barr."

Dimensions

10.2 x 10 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia and Frank Kolodny in memory of Julien Levy

Reference Number

1990.565.35

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