Man Ray Chess Pieces



PLEASE NOTE: The Man Ray Chess Board and Pieces are both back ordered until Fall 2021. Please email Michelle at to place your order in the queue. 

Designer: Man Ray

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. In this set, Man Ray translates traditional chess pieces into pure geometric forms. 

Item Description: Chess set and board sold separately. Click here to order the Man Ray Chess board. 32 chess pieces. Gift boxed. 

Materials: Solid beech wood with clear lacquered and black painted finishes; wool felt pads are under each chess piece.

Dimensions: Bishop: H: 2.75" / King & Queen: H: 3.25" / Knight: H: 2" / Rook and Pawn: H: 1.4"

Care Instructions: Dust with soft dry cloth

Made In: Germany