Sophie Matisse $16,000 Chess Set
Like her famous great-grandfather, Henri, Sophie Matisse is a painter and like her step-grandfather Marcel Duchamp she embraces a certain practicality. She's already worked on hand-painted perfume bottles. Now she has created a $16,000 chess set as part of the "The Art of the Game" exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair San Diego, scheduled for September 2-4, 2009 at The Grand Del Mar. Five sets have been created each with its own design. Sophie Matisse is represented by Francis Nauman Fine Art in New York.