the art of chess
mar 09, 2010
the art of chess


‘modern chess set’, rachel whiteread 2005
all images courtesy of RS&A, london

‘the art of chess’ is an exhibition of seven chess sets created by a group of contemporary
artist including tracey emin, tom friedman, damien hirst, barbara kruger, yayoi kusama,
alastair mackie and rachel whiteread. each artist infused their own interpretation of the board
game in real dimensions.

the exhibition is set to open on the 49th edition of milan furniture fair on april 14th
at project b gallery, in milan. this event which is part of the fuori salone will be on display
until the may 14th.


‘modern chess set’, detail of chess pieces


‘modern chess set’, detail of chess pieces



‘untitled’, barbara kruger 2006



‘untitled’, detail of chess pieces


‘pumpkin chess’, yayoi kusama



‘untitled’, tom friedman 2005


detail of chess pieces



case housing chess pieces


‘amorphous organic’, alastair mackie 2008


‘amorphous organic’ detail of chess pieces



mental escapology, damien hirst 2003



‘chess set’, tracey emin 2008

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