24 Oct '15, 5pm

SHFT - SHFT | Man Ray Chess Set

A lifelong friendship with fellow chess enthusiast Marcel Duchamp inspired Man Ray to create his unique chess set in 1920. In his set, Man Ray offers a personal interpretation of each character on the chess board: an Egyptian pyramid for the King, a medieval headdress for the Queen, a flask for the Bishop and the carved scroll of a violin for the Knight. Made of solid Beech wood, each character is rendered in sculptural, geometric forms.

Full article: http://www.shft.com/shopping/man-ray-chess-set

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