The Société Anonyme exhibits Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró
and others selected by Duchamp.
Duchamp is appointed a French delegate to the
International Chess Federation.
Duchamp, with Vitaly Halberstadt, publishes a book on chess endgames
entitled L'Opposition et les cases conjuguées
sont réconcilées [Opposition and Sister Squares
are Reconciled]. The book was printed in French, English and German
at the insistence of Duchamp. He designed the cover and boxed
the original manuscript with proofs and diagrams, and titled it
The Box of 1932.
Participates in the "Exposition Surréaliste" in Paris.
Spends time in Cadaqués, Spain with his companion Mary Reynolds, where he
meets Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala. Man Ray joins him there.
Returns to New York in order to organize another Brancusi exhibition.
Back in Paris, Duchamp publishes 300 copies of
La Boîte Verte (The Green Box),
which consists of preparatory notes, drawings and photos
concerning the Large Glass.
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Exhibition of French Painting from the Fifteenth Century
to the Present Day" includes Nude Descending a Staircase
and Sonata, June 8-July 8.
Participates in the first chess Olympics by
correspondence as French team captain.
Conceives his La Boîte-en-valise (The Box in a Valise),
which contains photographs and miniature reproductions of most of his work.
Exhibits his Rotoreliefs,
a.k.a. Optical Discs,
at an industrial trade show for inventors.
He attempted to market them not as art but as scientific or
educational tools, but was unable to sell any at the show.
Designs the bookbinding for Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, of which only
two were fabricated out of leather by Mary Reynolds.
Designs the cover for the Paris magazines Orbes, Summer issue; and
Returns to the United States in May.
Several works are shown at the following exhibitions:
"Cubism and Abstract Art" in New York; "Exposition Surréaliste
d'Objets" in Paris; "International Surrealist Exhibition" in London;
and "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism" also in New York.
Designs Coeurs volants (Fluttering Hearts)
for the cover of the Paris journal Cahiers d'Art.
Designs the cover for George Hugnet's book of poems,
Le Septième Face du dé (Paris: Éditions
First one man-show, held in Chicago at the Arts Club.
Designs cover for the magazine Transition, no. 26.
Collaborates with Breton and others on the
"Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme",
Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris. Creates the installation
1200 Bags of Coal, which consists of, amongst other things,
coal bags suspended from the ceiling of the gallery.
Publishes a collection of puns, Rrose Sélavy:
oculisme de précision, poils et coups
de pieds en tous genres (Precision
Oculism, Complete Line of Whiskers and Kicks), in Paris.
Designs the deluxe bookbinding for Breton's
Anthologie de l'humour noir, of which one example
is completed by Mary Reynolds.