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Catherine Opie, Dyke Deck, ca. 1995

Catherine Opie
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Description

Catherine Opie

Dyke Deck, ca. 1995

Screenprinted photographs on a deck of playing cards in box
3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in
8.9 × 6.4 cm
 
Complete "Dyke Deck" by Catherine Opie. These limited edition decks were sold at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles years ago. Below is an article about the "Dyke Deck" -- crediting our gallery with the work. (Link below):
https://brooklynbased.com/2019/02/18/the-dyke-deck-pursuit-playing-cards-queer-community/
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.

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Measurements

Height:   3.50
Width:   2.50
Depth:   2.00