Board: Veneered wood with clear lacquered and black painted finishes; wool felt bottom.
Pieces: Solid beech wood with clear lacquered and black painted finishes; wool felt pads are under each chess piece.
Board: L: 17” x W: 17” x H: 0.75”
Pieces: Bishop: H: 2.75” /
King & Queen: H: 3.25” /
Knight: H: 2” /
Rook and Pawn: H: 1.4”
inspired by a friend
Man Ray & Marcel Duchamp
This design was inspired by Man Ray’s lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. This re-edition of the 1920s Wooden Chess Set is based on the original 1920 Man Ray Wooden Chess Set in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was the inspiration for a larger silver version in the MoMA collection.