Friday, January 25, 2008

Salvador Dali Chess Set

One from the weird and wonderful vault. The chess-obsessed Marcel Duchamp once asked the artist Salvador Dali to design a chess set for the then American Chess Federation. Below was the end result. The most notable aspect of the chess pieces is that, except for the queens and rooks, they were all modeled after Dali's fingers.

The set was sold at auction recently for $23,400. More from

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