New Robert Chaplin Pop-Up Show Opens In The Heart Of Gastown

February 12, 2010 

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Chess god Garry Kasparov looks temporarily stunned by local artist Robert Chaplin's miniature chess set

Starting right now (1:30pm), our friend and unicorn-lover Robert Chaplin is doing pop-up shop in Gastown that will run daily from noon until night all the way through to the Olympic closing ceremonies. The show features books, pictures, objets d’art, and travel sized lego chess. Yes – you read that correctly – the very travel sized lego chess set that Russian chess master Garry Kasparov himself is playing with in the photo above. A bit from the artist: “Be the envy of your generation and play like Garry Kasparov…On your very own Danish Modern travel chess set! Made from the finest quality Danish plastic bricks, these travel chess sets [are] signed [with] Robert Chaplin’s hallmark and inlaid with real gold.” Seriously? It’s a Chaplin show, so I guess anything is possible. Feb 12… | 46 Water Street | Worth a visit!