Enjoy a more playful game of chess with pieces adapted from some of Haring’s most beloved works. A cheerful set shaped after sketches that will be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the artist, the Keith Haring Chess Set features pawns made of Haring’s barking dogs and castles shaped like men with their arms in the air.
Crafted of turned and lacquered wood by the venerated toy firm Vilac, the Keith Haring Chess Set includes a white fabric bag to hold the pieces when not in use that features the artist’s 1989 self-portrait. The Keith Haring Chess Set board measures 12.6” square and pieces range from 0.5” (pawn) to 2.5” (king) tall.
In 2020, the World Chess Hall of Fame hosted Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit, where this exact chess set was featured.