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The Game of the Century

Photography; Inkjet Print, 2007

The Game of the Century (Fischer vs Byrne, 1956 - Fischer in 41 moves)

"The Game of the Century" is a world renowned chess game that was played between Donald Byrne and 13-year old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956. It was nicknamed "The Game of the Century" by Hans Kmoch in Chess Review. Bobby Fischer was only 13 at the time. He won in 41 moves. Every move is represented here. All of the moves of this game are overlapped onto one board. Pieces leave an impression wherever they sit. The longer they sit, the more distinct the impression.

The Game of the Century

Photography; Inkjet Print, 2007

     
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Roger Sayre

b. 1963, United States

Short Bio

    Artist has lived in:
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Tolland, Connecticut
  • Vernon, Connecticut
  • Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
  • Whittier, California
  • North Canton, Ohio
  • Manchester, Connecticut
  • Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Clam Gulch, Alaska
  • Flushing, Queens
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Farmville, Virginia
  • Pleasantville, New York
  • Jersey City, New Jersey

Website

www.rogersayre.com

Education

  • MFA, Pratt Institute, NY, USA 1992
  • BFA, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA 1985

Galleries

A. M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Allen Priebe Gallery, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, USA 2008
  • A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA 2006
  • Cooke Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, USA 2006
  • PhotoNewburgh, Newburgh, NY, USA 2005
  • Arts on 6th, Hoboken, NJ, USA 2005
  • Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, USA 2005
  • Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2002
  • Camera Arts Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • I feel that I am free but I know that I am not, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2008
  • Photo LA Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA, USA 2008
  • ReClaim, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA 2008
  • SPRAWL, , Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, USA 2008
  • Your Document Please, traveling exhibition
    • The Museum of Arts & Crafts-ITAMI, Itami-shi, Japan
    • ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
    • 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
    • GALÉRIA Z, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Prepackaged Perspectives, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY USA, 2007
  • 6x9x6: A Dynamic Audio+Visual Experience, Curated by Jasmin Graf The Canco Lofts, Jersey City, NJ, USA, 2007

Awards

  • Artist's Residency, one week, Casa Terra Organization, Apuglia, Italy 2006
  • Ryal T. and John F.Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Artist in Residence, Texas Tech University School of Art, Lubbock, TX, USA 2006
  • Curator's Choice: Canvassing the Cardinal Points, Presentation by Georgia Coopersmith for Virginia Association of Museums, USA 1995
  • Influential teacher certificate, Longwood College, Farmville, VA, USA 1994
  • Artists in the Marketplace, one of twelve artists selected for symposium series sponsored by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA, 1991

Roger Sayre

Full Resume

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Selected Reviews

  • Ahn Behrens, Feature Article, Waterfront Journal, Hudson County, NJ, USA 2006
  • Peter Applebome, "In This Case, the Taking of the Picture Lasts Longer," feature article in the The New York Times, National and International Editions, April 27, 2005
  • Featured Artist, The Pinhole Journal, Vol. 20, #3
  • Flash News, International Wire Service
  • Eleanor Charles, “Not a Photograph But...”, The New York Times, Section 14, p 18, March 21, 2000
  • Ken Johnson, “The New Collage,” The New York Times, p.E48, March 5, 1999
  • Vivien Raynor, “Some of the Best Works Turn Out to Be Three-Dimensional,” The New York Times, p. NJ12, April 18, 1993

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