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Man Ray Chess Set

Man Ray Chess
The lifelong friendship of Man Ray with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp led to his chess piece design. Man Ray sought to use pure geometric forms associated historically and figuratively with the pieces they represent King piece represents the Egyptian king’s pyramid. Queen piece represents the medieval queen’s conical headdress. Bishop piece represents a flask for the concocting of healing liqueurs. Knight piece based on a favorite form, the carved scroll found on a violin.

Chess pieces and Chess board made of solid Beech wood in Germany under license with the Man Ray Trust.

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