The Jake and Dinos Chapman Chess Set is Racially Charged

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Jan 14, 2012 • References: jakeanddinoschapman & sweet-station
This Jake and Dinos Chapman chess set is a stunning piece of contemporary art based on racially charged themes. The gaming set is inspired by African sculpture and Goya's 'The Disasters of War.' The piece references social and political stereotypes, presenting opposing chess pieces as Caucasian and African American.

The expressive figurines are nude and modeled to resemble a group of post-apocalyptic adolescents. While one side sports traditional Caucasian hairstyles while the other side rocks oversized Afros. The set comes in a handcrafted box, with intricately detailed skull and cross-bones forms, inlaid into the playing board.

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