Contemporary Tarot Art and The Velvet Underground

May 28th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Patrick McMullan, The Hanged Man (Andy Warhol as the “Invisible Sculpture” at Area, NYC), 1985/2010

Patrick McMullan, The Hanged Man (Andy Warhol as the “Invisible Sculpture” at Area, NYC), 1985/2010

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project is on tour and has made it to Pittsburgh.

The Andy Warhol Museum is presenting the show through August 7th. I wrote about it last November when it was at the National Arts Club in New York City.

It looked great then and looks great now. Curated by Stacy Engman, the deck is a collective work by the very hippest of contemporary artists.

Warhol himself made it in, immortalized as Patrick McMullan’s Hanged Man.

The fashion world is well represented. The 9 of Cups is by Christian Louboutin, the Chariot by Vivienne Westwood, and Marc Jacobs created the Knight of Pentacles. Karl Lagerfeld made himself the King of Wands.

The show in Pittsburgh has an added bonus. Running in conjunction with Contemporary Magic, is the film The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards.

Directed by Andy Warhol, it documents each member of The Velvet Underground having their cards read at some super cool apartment party in 1966.

Sounds amazing.

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, go see it.

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Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project

November 9th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

CONTEMPORARY MAGIC: A TAROT DECK ART PROJECT

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project

If you’re in New York City in November, be sure to get to The National Arts Club to see Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project.

Stacy Engman has curated a gorgeous art Tarot deck featuring original artwork from a diverse mix of the world’s top creative icons. The exhibition includes 78 original works, each representing a different Tarot card and each by a different artist.

The artists were matched with a particular card based on archetypal themes referenced in their work. They then used their own iconography to interpret their card. The results are spectacular.

Where can I get a deck?
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Some of the artists participating in the project are:
Christian LouboutinNine of Cups
Catherine Opie – Four of Wands
Jake & Dinos Chapman – Judgement
John Currin – Ten of Cups
Kehinde Wiley – Nine of Pentacles
Kenny Scharf – Ace of Pentacles
Marc Jacobs – Knight of Pentacles
Rachel Howard – Five of Cups
Rashid Johnson – Eight of Cups
Raymond Pettibon – The Fool
Ryan McGinley – The Star
Terence Koh – The Lovers
Thomas Schütte – The Devil
Tim Noble & Sue Webster – Three of Swords
Tony Oursler – Six of Pentacles
Tracey Emin – The Empress
Vivienne WestwoodThe Chariot
Yang Fudong – The Hermit
Yoshitomo Nara – Four of Swords

show runs through November 2010
The National Arts Club
by appointment for non-club members
15 Gramcery Park South
New York, New York, 10003
Phone: (212) 475-3424
Google Map to the show

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