That third image looks like an evolution of Van Der Graaf Generator's Pawn Hearts gatefold centrespread:http://www.printed-editions.com/upload/standard/Paul_Whitehead_Van_Der_Graaf_Generator___Pawn_Hearts_178.jpg
Ha, it does! Chess boards were a common element in pop-surreal art of the time, weren't they? They tend to pop up a lot in collections of psychiatric & outsider art too.I reckon the SFM pic was 'inspired by' 'Metamorphosis of Narcissus':http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dali-narcissus-1934-granger.html
Oh my yes. The egg has become a football. That's probably a comment on something or other. Great stuff.