Lot #480. Doug Anderson Classical vs. Rock N’ Roll Porcelain Chess Set


Limited-Edition Doug Anderson Rockers Chess Set #16/25, circa 1996. Rockers: Elvis, King, Tina Turner, Queen, Gene Simmons, Mama Cass, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, John Denver and John Lennon. Classicals: the conductor Leonard Bernstein: King, the “Fat Lady”: Queen, orchestra members in comical poses. Chessboard Included.

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Doug Anderson Rockers Chess Set.

A Limited Edition Doug Anderson Rockers Chess Set #16/25, tallest piece is 10-3/4, the King and Queen are 8″ tall. circa 1996. One army features the Rockers, with Elvis as King, Tina Turner and Queen, Gene Simmons (Kiss), Mama Cass Elliot,  Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, John Denver and John Lennon, among others. The opposing army is the Classicals, featuring the conductor Leonard Bernstein as King, the “Fat Lady” as Queen and the orchestra members in various comical situations. The original large black and white porcelain chessboard measuring 26″ square is included.

About Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson (born Salt Lake City 1957) began his ceramic career at a young age, having his first Art Show at age 17. After graduating San Jose State University with a degree in Ceramics and Glass, he opened a studio in San Francisco, where he developed two distinct styles. His sculptural freeform works were called “A Beginning”, and he made his biggest mark with his character works. These whimsical works decorated cookie jars, tea pots, and his extremely successful chess sets. These sets were sold through galleries to such celebrated names as Robin Williams, Merv Griffin, Steve Wynn, Sharon Stone, Joe Montana, Barry Bonds, and David Lee Roth. He has exhibited and numerous international ceramics shows, and has been featured in countless publications. His chess sets have sold at Fischer Gambino in New Orleans for upward of $12,000. Doug’s sculptures are best known for their humorous characters featuring toothy keyboard grins. Sculpting and art enthusiasts have praised Doug’s work as “Andersonian” in nature.  He has been featured on numerous television programs, magazines, newspapers as well as featured artist in museums, galleries and ACC (American Craft Council) exhibitions. A curriculum Vitae for Doug Anderson can be found at  http://www.dadesignsf.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/da-cv-final.pdf

Additional information

Weight35 lbs
Dimensions30 × 30 × 20 in
King Height

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