Exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery until October 3, 2012, The Art of Chess is the result of a collaboration between the gallery and RS&A. Since 2003 RS&A has commissioned artists to create unique and intricate chess sets. The current Art of Chess exhibition represents the first time that all 16 commissioned chess sets are displayed together and it also provides the first public showing of the most recently designed chess set, created by Tim Noble and Sue Webster.
For her RS&A and Luhring Augustine chess commission Rachel Whiteread returns to a domestic theme but this time concentrates on the duplication of her own dollhouse furniture collection. The final chess set is comprised of identical copies of her original miniature chairs and kitchen units, the two sides creating an opposition between utilities and furnishings.
Picture: Courtesy RS&A (via Artists’ chess sets - Telegraph)