Man Ray Chess Set | Beech Wood

By 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.

  • Dimensions: 17" x 17" x 3/4"
  • 32 pc. Wood Chess Pieces, solid beech wood, and gift box
  • King & Queen 3.25"
  • Bishop 2.75"
  • Knight 2"
  • Rook and Pawn 1.4"