Saatchi Gallery – The Art of Chess

A trip to the Saatchi Gallery is always worth the effort, especially if you like the crossover between “art” and “chess” – The Art of Chess, brings together 16 chess sets designed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists in celebration of the “game of kings” and its continued relevance to the creative arts.

See commissioned chess sets created by: Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Oliver Clegg, Tracey Emin, Tom Friedman, Paul Fryer, Damien Hirst, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Paul McCarthy,Alastair Mackie, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Matthew Ronay, Tunga, Gavin Turk and Rachel Whiteread. Each set is individually crafted in a wide variety of different materials including wood, porcelain, glass, amber and silver.

The exhibition runs from 8th September until 3rd October 2012.

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