Thursday, May 5, 2022

Man Ray | Chess Set [The KING Series II]

Man Ray
Chess Set [The KING Series II]
Paris France: Self-published, 1945
dimensions vary
Edition of 10 signed, numbered and dated copies

It would take a dedicated scholar to track down all of the various iterations of Man Ray's chess sets. This one seems to be the most valuable, possibly due to provenance - it was owned by David Bowie. It sold for ₤106,250 ($131,900) at Sotheby’s London in November of 2016, over five times the pre-sale estimate. 

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