Man Ray Chess Set (1971) | Gioco di Scacchi

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3D Printed Man Ray Chess Set (1971)

This minimalist chess set design was inspired by Man Ray’s lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-imaging of the original 1971 Precious Metal Chess Set in Galleria il Fauno, Turin, we recreate the artist’s original design with the magic of 3D printing.

Order your custom made set in any color combination you like!

This minimalist chess set requires a full sized board (not included).

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Description

This design was inspired by Man Ray’s lifelong friendship with avid chess player and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. In this re-imaging of the original 1971 Precious Metal Chess Set in Galleria il Fauno, Turin, we translate Man Ray’s traditional chess pieces in geometric forms with the power of 3D printing.

This minimalist ManRay chess set requires a full sized board

Standard set:
Sized for a 12″x12″ board (1.5″ squares).
The king: 2.25″ tall, with a 1.125″ square base.

Medium set:
Sized for a 16″x16″ board (2″ squares).
The king: 3″ tall, with a 1.5″ square base.

Tournament set:
Sized for a 20″x20″ board (2.5″ squares).
The king: 3.75″ tall, with a 1.87″ square base.

Please note:
The set includes small screws and each piece has a chamber to add weight (sand, etc).

About the artist:
Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray adopted his pseudonym in 1909 and would become one of the key figures of Dada and Surrealism. One of the few American artists associated with these movements, Ray was exposed to European avant-garde artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque at Alfred Stieglitz’s New York gallery and at the 1913 Armory Show. Ray’s photographic works are considered his most profound achievement, particularly his portraits, fashion photographs, and technical experiments with the medium, such as solarization and rayographs (an eponym for his photograms), which were celebrated by the Surrealists. “I do not photograph nature,” he once said. “I photograph my visions.” In 1915 he was introduced to Marcel Duchamp, who would become a lifelong friend and influence; he subsequently moved to Paris, practicing there for over 20 years.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 4 in
Set Size

Standard, Medium, Tournament

Material

PLA (corn based bioplastic)

Color 1

#1 Clear, #2 Gold, #3 Silver, #4 White, #5 Tan, #6 Brown, #7 Dark Grey, #8 Light Grey, #9 Black, #10 Yellow, #11 Orange, #12 Red, #13 Magenta, #14 Violet, #15 Purple, #16 Pink, #17 Green, #18 Sea Green, #19 Spring Green, #20 Sky Blue, #21 Navy Blue

Color 2

#1 Clear, #2 Gold, #3 Silver, #4 White, #5 Tan, #6 Brown, #7 Dark Grey, #8 Light Grey, #9 Black, #10 Yellow, #11 Orange, #12 Red, #13 Magenta, #14 Violet, #15 Purple, #16 Pink, #17 Green, #18 Sea Green, #19 Spring Green, #20 Sky Blue, #21 Navy Blue

4 reviews for Man Ray Chess Set (1971) | Gioco di Scacchi

  1. shedemon

    Very nice, just as shown – came quickly. I had an idea to increase the weight of the pieces – so I used a drill and stuffed them with BBs, and glued it closed. Super quick and now they have a nice solid feel.

  2. Savannah

    Very happy with these chess pieces. They have plenty of room to add weight, which is great. We’re going to leave them out on our chess table just as decoration since they look so cool.

  3. Todd Flanagan

    Really fun set. Love the design. Got the version that could be weighted. Adding sand for weight and felt def worth while. Just used some adhesive felt from the craft store and cut to size.

  4. jessie

    Really cool chess set. they come unweighted but they have holes and little screw in plugs so you can put sand in them and make them a little more solid. These are printed on a 3d printer from what i can tell which is pretty awesome to see. I love them. Would love to have them in marble.

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