Betye Saar. House of Tarot. 1966

Betye Saar House of Tarot 1966

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Tarot cards, depicted in this print, are dealt and read as a way to predict the future. Saar included imagery drawn from a deck she owned, while also using her signature vocabulary of images. Her selection of cards includes Les Etoiles (The Stars) and La Lune (The Moon), as well as one filled with the animal stamps she used frequently in her printed work from this time. Many of these images are hand drawn by Saar in exquisite detail.

Gallery label from October 21, 2019–January 4, 2020
Medium
Etching with relief printing and relief-printed and embossed found objects
Dimensions
plate: 17 11/16 × 23 3/4" (45 × 60.4 cm); sheet: 19 15/16 × 27 9/16" (50.6 × 70 cm)
Publisher
Betye Saar, Los Angeles
Printer
Betye Saar, Los Angeles
Edition
planned edition of 30, 8 known variants
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art in honor of Marquita Pool-Eckert
Object number
1193.2018
Department
Drawings and Prints

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