I haven’t played much chess since I was a kid, but I might be tempted to give it another whirl if my chess set could talk back to me like this one.
Artist Barbara Kruger is well known for her captioned photographs, but this piece takes a different approach. Each chess piece utters a new statement with every move, and the utterances add together to form a conversation between the two sides. Most of the statements are simple things like “you’re good” or “let me think about it”, but you could also get something a bit more risque like heavy breathing.
If you want your chess set to keep you company, you can pick up one of the seven sets Kruger plans to make for a mere $30,000.