Covering the Walls with History

posted: 11-29-10
Zugzwang (detail)
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An ongoing exhibit of wallpaper in Lausanne highlights a provocative design by Swiss artist Rudolf Herz: alternating portraits of Marcel Duchamp and Adolf Hitler, both photographed by Heinrich Hoffmann. The wallpaper, called Zugzwang -- a forced move in chess -- has prompted comparisons between the two men, but the overall effect is less politically charged than it is meditative.

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