Dyke Deck

Cathy Opie


Edition : First / Los Angeles / MOCA / 1995 / Softcover. / Fine / Fine
52 card, 2 jokers and instruction sheet in plastic case. Still sealed in publishers wraps

Opie subverts the idea of the ‘nudie deck’ of playing cards. 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 imags into four categories to correspond with the four suits: couples are hearts, jocks are clubs, femmes are diamonds and butches are spades.

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