Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups

Dianne Longley – Title of Book: Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups
Medium: boxed set of inkjet printed playing cards, booklet and a silk playing card table cover
Size: box 21.5 x 16 x 4cm, playing cards 9 x 6cm, silk playing card table cover 41 x 39cm, and booklet 20 pages, 20 x 13.5cm, box made by Anthony Zammit, booklet and playing cards by the artist
Edition of 8 : signed and numbered, 1999
Brief Description: This intriging set of inkjet printed playing cards features suits inspired by the artist’s favourite things. Female friends are included as court cards. This boxed set of cards was inspired by the artist’s visit to an historic playing card factory in Belgium in 1990. The booklet lists each card in the suits, and there is a story about the inspiration for each suit, as well as a brief history of playing cards in the west.

View works from the book in the slideshow below.