Friday, 11 May 2018

Tarot In Art | Igor Makarevish | Majors Only

Golly, this is one for those with very deep pockets!  A set of 23 tarot cards (all the Majors plus a Significator, possibly?) that are up for sale at the moment here.

This collection of cards is called The Makarevich Tarot.  The lot also comprises of a cover sheet and are presented in a silk covered hard case, each mounted on paper; 14 signed, some with initials, and nine dated 1994 and one 1995.

Each card ink and watercolour, and cover sheet ΕΎ ink on paper, 22 cards measuring approximately 20 by 13 cm, one 21 by 17 cm, and cover sheet 12 by 15 cm (each image size).

The present owner acquired the cards directly from the artist in 1998.

Sit down for this one:  They are expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000! 

The cards are by Georgian-born Igor Makarevich (born 1943 - still with us!).  Makarevich is a photographer and conceptual artist who studied at Moscow Art School as well as the Moscow Institute of Cinematography 
and in 2012 was awarded for "the Creative Contribution to the Development of the Contemporary Art".

Lives and works in Moscow.

Auction date is 6 June. 

So, start saving up!


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