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Catherine Opie, Dyke Deck, ca. 1995
Dyke Deck, ca. 1995
Includes all 52 playing cards, 2 Jokers, instruction sheet, and case. Opie created this humorous deck to explore the issue of the lesbian body in photography. Many of the women in the photos are friends of Opie's while others came to an open call in San Francisco. In the "Dyke Deck" Opie divided up the images into four categories to correspond with the four suits: (1) Couples are Hearts; (2) Jocks are Clubs; (3) Femmes are diamonds; (4) Butches are spades.
Today it's a collectors' item! Although the exact number that were made and sold is not known, so it's technically a non-editioned multiple, they were published in a limited edition.