History Chess

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  • Catalogue Essay

    “The history of the last century has often been compared to a chess game, with political systems, brands, and artistic movements jousting for world dominance. Each figure in our monumental chess set alludes to a particular icon of the century’s troubled history, from the sinking Titanic to the scarred towers of the World Trade Centre. The Space Shuttle, Coca-Cola Bottle, Unabomber Cabin and VW Beetle-are all here. Essentially our chess set is a collection of 32 different sculptures. Their display changes instantly, according to the progress of the game”. Constantin and Laurene Boym

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History Chess

2009
The complete folding wooden chess board and set including 32 unique hand-carved figures.
board 48 x 48 x 4 in. (121.9 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm)
largest figure 5 x 5 x 15 1/2 in. (12.7 x 12.7 x 39.4 cm)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/3 in black ink on the side.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221
ktroester@phillips.com

Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222
cleibowitz@phillips.com

Kip Eischen
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332
keischen@phillips.com

General Inquiries
+1 212 940 1220

Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 April 2019