Tom Hackney Show Opens at World Chess Hall of Fame

Chess Painting No. 62  (Grimme, Luuring, Ree & Krabbe vs. Duchamp, correspondence game, 1961), 2016British Artist Tom Hackney Debuts New Exhibit of Paintings at the World Chess Hall of Fame
Exhibition opens Thursday, May 19 and runs through Sept. 11, 2016
In his series of chess paintings, British artist Tom Hackney translates the chess games of influential artist and self-avowed chess fanatic Marcel Duchamp into vivid geometric abstractions. Also on view will be 18 photographs, periodicals, works of art, and pieces of ephemera related to Duchamp's legacy in chess from the World Chess Hall of Fame permanent collection and various private collections. Join us for the opening reception, which will include welcome remarks by Shannon Bailey, World Chess Hall of Fame Chief Curator, at 6:30 p.m. followed by brief comments by the artist.
What: Opening Reception – Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp
Who: Tom Hackney, artist Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator
When: Thursday, May 19th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108
Why: Celebration and opening reception for Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp, an exhibit that comes to the World Chess Hall of Fame from Francis M. Naumann Fine Art in New York.

For more information, contact Cabanne Howard at (314) 518-7225.

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