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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


History Chess

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.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,500

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Editions Contemporary: Online Auction

Online Auction 13 - 23 October 2020