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The Chess Match
James Christensen
Giclee on paper

Welcome to The Chess Match as envisioned by James, the professor of the imagination. "These characters are quite passionate about the game. You’ll notice that they've incorporated the checkerboard pattern into their clothing and even onto the castle walls. But, they've only learned the game as distant observers, somewhat like you or me getting fascinated over a rugby match on the Aussie Channel. We could get all excited, run into the backyard and form up a scrum but we wouldn't know the nuances of the game. Still, we'd have all sorts of fun and maybe even lose some teeth in the process.

The field of play is classic Christensen. There is little doubt that the two queens, one with her magical staff and the other with her broadsword, are the most powerful players on the board. The kings, being slightly less so, have compensated for their diminutive stature with rather tall thrones. At this point in the game, the blue king has opted for a nap, while the red king does his best to direct traffic with a staff not as potent as his queen's.

"For those who know me well and that think I've forgotten something here, I haven't," adds Christensen. "Hidden in the forest are at least three (maybe more) fish adding their enchantment to the day's festivities. After all, it wouldn't be a Christensen without magic in the air. And, oh, by the way, it's red’s move."



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Title: The Chess Match
Artist: James Christensen
Art Type: Signed Limited Edition of 500
Medium: Giclee
Media: On paper
Style: Without Frame
Image Size: 19 x 28.5
Availability: In Stock
Price: $295

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