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Man Ray: Chess Pieces

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Man Ray: Chess Pieces
Why We Chose This
This design was inspired by Man Ray's lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-edition of the 1920s Wooden Chess Set, a metal version of which is in MoMA 's collection, Man Ray translates traditional chess pieces in geometric forms.
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
The Museum of Modern Art established the world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. MoMA Design Store carries a selection of design objects from that collection. We only offer authorized versions in the colors and materials selected by the original designers. MoMA's design collection is ever-changing, a reflection of the evolving field of design itself.
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Description
This design was inspired by Man Ray's lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-edition of the 1920s Wooden Chess Set, a metal version of which is in the MoMA collection, Man Ray translates traditional chess pieces in geometric forms. Chess set and board sold separately.
Details
  • Designer
    Man Ray
  • Size
    3.25h x 1.5w x 1.5 depth
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Date
    1920
  • Age
    Adults
    Teens
  • Height
    3.25
  • Occasion
    Birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah