Monday, 20 April 2009

The Art of Chess Exhibition

Just had to show you this! An exhibition, just shown at the Reykjavik Art museum and which seems to have been touring the world for quite some time now.

Fifteen established Artists from around the world came together to show their interpretations of the design of a chess board and pieces.

Artists include some from the early 20th century and current important Artists such as Tracy Emin, Damien Hurst and Rachael Whitbread.

Rachael Whitbread
Rachael produced this amazing board, made up of dolls house pieces. I love the dinky furniture pieces, made from casts of her own dolls house collection and the squares made from carpet and lino pieces, gorgeous!

Yayoi Kusama
This one also caught my eye. It’s by Yayoi Kusama. Made from porcelain it has a sliding top with tiny porcelain pumpkin pieces inside, decorated with the Artist’s signature spot motif.

The whole thing is encased in a white soft sculpture display case made from leather and again, in the shape of a pumpkin.

I love things with compartments inside and hidden drawers, so exciting to discover things.