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London: The Art of Chess at the Saatchi Gallery

September 2012

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A new exhibition showcases 16 weird and wonderful chess sets as imagined by the world's leading contemporary artists, including Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst. Lucy Thackray takes a look
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Deadalive
Photography by Norbert Schoerner, Courtesy RS&A

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Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Noble & Webster return to their ongoing fascination with animal skeletons (referencing their collection of mummified creatures on their farm in Gloucestershire) with this chess set played on a hand-carved tree stump. The macabre bronze pieces include squirrel Kings and frog pawns.

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Posted by Lucy Thackray

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