Richard Lewer 'Tarot cards' with signed edition card
A full set of 78 Tarot cards by Richard Lewer, produced in 2015.
Limited edition of 100.
Includes signed, numbered edition card.
Each card is a reproduction of a painted work on epoxy-coated steel panels, from the Gertrude Contemporary 2012 Edition Tarot Card series.
These works continue Lewer's investigations into the extremes of human behaviour. His distinctive expressive painting style engages us in narratives reflecting on good and evil, darkness and light, life and mortality, all seen through his viscerally humorous lens.
In creating the series, Lewer referred to a number of historical precedents including the 15th century Visconti-Sforza deck - one of the earliest surviving examples of Tarot imagery. Here, Lewer found common ground between the narratives that have been central to his oeuvre and in imagery that for centuries has been used to reveal the self and divine the future.
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