3D-Print Your Own Readymade Copy of Marcel Duchamp’s Chess Set
Though he is best known for his groundbreaking artwork, Duchamp was also an avid chess player (if you’re curious, there’s a book, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess). Shortly after debuting The Fountain in 1917, Duchamp fled the New York art scene for Buenos Aires, where he developed a passion for the game. He even went so far as to carve his own set, with the help of a local craftsman.
“The readymake brings the concept of the appropriated object to the realm of the internet, exploring the web’s potential to re-frame information and data, and their reciprocal relationships to matter and ideas,” reads the artists’ statement.
Readymake is available for download on design sharing website Thiniverse, so as long as you’re equipped with or have access to a 3D printer of your own, you can quickly produce your own Duchamp chess set from fast-setting molten plastic.