Something Different: Yayoi Kusama Chess Set

As if Yayoi Kusama weren’t dotty enough, she goes and applies her signature polka dots to a chess set, following an entire sales floor in Selfridges. Made from hand-painted porcelain and wood, it’s one of 16 individually crafted sets in the exhibition The Art of Chess, currently on view at Saatchi Gallery in London. Other contributing artists include Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Alastair Mackie, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Gavin Turk and Rachel Whiteread.

The Art of Chess, September 8 – October 3, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY

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