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Art Chess ‘Fire & Ice’ by Purling Artist – LA2

OVERVIEW

  • LA2
  • ‘Fire & Ice’
  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Exhibited at the World Chess HOF
  • 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

$20,000

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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
  • Exhibited at World Chess Hall of Fame ‘Keith Haring Radiant Gambit’ November 2020 – May 2021
  • 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

 

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

 

OUR SERVICE
We pride ourselves on the highest quality and finest service. Please do get in touch with us and we will happily answer your questions, offer you recommendations or send you further high-resolution images, videos and specifications. Our Head of VIP & Client Relations Manager Annie will be delighted to assist. She can be contacted via Telephone: +44 (0)20 3290 6201; Email: [email protected]; or our contact form below.
We hope you enjoy our playful products!
Best regards,
The Purling London team

DELIVERY
Dispatched from London U.K. via DHL / Express courier.
U.S.A. – USD prices include importation tax to U.S.A.
E.U. – E.U. customers can expect to be charged VAT @ 20 – 23% upon entry of the goods to their E.U. country by the courier (but no import tariffs). Customers who are VAT registered companies may be able to re-claim this VAT.
Rest of the World – Prices do not include importation taxes where applicable.

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