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LA2 x Purling London Art Chess ‘Fire & Ice’

OVERVIEW

  • LA2
  • ‘Fire & Ice’
  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Currently on show at ‘Radiant Gambit: Keith Haring and His Legacy’ Exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame
  • Boxwood, acrylic paint, acrylic spray paint, lacquer, Italian Nappa leather, 18 carat gold
  • Dimensions 55 x 55 cm. Square size approx. 7cm (approx. 3″)
  • Hand-finished in London, England

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PURLING LONDON ART CHESS sets have been exhibited at Christie’s, Saatchi Gallery and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Many of these 1 of 1, hand-painted works have been the choice of royalty, renowned interior designers, art collectors and chess Grandmasters. Purling has collaborated with over thirty artists, including Sophie Matisse, Mr. Doodle and Thierry Noir. Every Art Chess set is hand-finished in London, England and can be made bespoke to your wishes.

 

ANGEL ORTIZ AKA: LA2

LA2/LAROC is the tag of a graffiti extraordinaire from the Lower East Side of New York City. His tags can be found all around the city and are always a part of his creations. In his early teens, LA2 befriended Keith Haring, an up-and-coming artist, who was attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Interpreting LA2’s thick intermingling contours as completely original homage to ancient eastern calligraphy, Haring was determined to find the person behind the tag. After he did, the two collaborated for six years, influencing each other’s work.

“I just love colors… I love the rich blend of gold and black. I wanted a good drip, therefore, with a thick white marker, I did a nice heavy tag. And then let it all drip. I knew it’d pop out. I want the chess pieces to be beautiful, so whoever plays chess with it can also enjoy my creation.”

LA2

 

A unique new Purling bracket enables this chess board to hang on the wall as a painting for display and storage and ‘float’ above the table when in play.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Boxwood, acrylic paint, acrylic spray paint, lacquer, Italian Nappa leather, 18 carat gold
  • Currently on show at ‘Radiant Gambit: Keith Haring and His Legacy’ Exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame
  • Chess board 55 x 55 cm (approx. 22 x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
  • Chess pieces 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood
  • King height 10.2 cm (4″), weight 75 g (approx. 2.65 oz)
  • Italian Nappa leather felts with 18 carat gold embossed Purling logos
  • Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6 kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
  • Unique Purling bracket enables this chess board to hang on the wall as a painting for display and storage, and ‘float’ above the table when in play
  • Purling London branded packaging
  • Hand-finished in London, England
  • Complimentary express global shipping

This Art Chess set is currently on display at the Radiant Gambit: Keith Haring and His Legacy’ Exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis until May 2021. Please enquire via our contact form to enquire and pre-order it for delivery in May/June 2021.

 

Learn more about LA2 HERE and how to commission a bespoke game HERE.

 

Service & Delivery

Service & Delivery
Our Service – We pride ourselves on the highest quality and finest service. We are very happy to assist you with your queries and offer guidance on our products. Please do get in touch with us and we will happily send your further high-resolution images and specifications. Email our customer service team: Simon, Colm, Annie and team via our contact form below. We hope you enjoy our playful products!
Best regards, The Purling London team.

Dispatched from London, U.K. via DHL Express / other Express courier within 1 business day.
The stated price includes importation tax, if applicable, to the USA and EU countries.
Other than the above, prices do not include importation taxes where applicable.

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