Donald Dennis Celender

Artball Playing Cards

Donald Dennis Celender, Artball Playing Cards
Donald Dennis Celender 
Artball Playing Cards
1972

Deck of playing cards in cardstock case, includes 52 cards + 2 jokers.
3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3/4 inches
edition size unknown
DDC001

Description

A full deck of commercially printed playing cards featuring 1960’s contemporary artists, critics, and gallerists- Stella, Greenberg, Bacon, Motherwell, Kelly, Serra, Rose, Nevelson, Fischbach, Arman, Bellamy, Parsons among others- with their heads displayed as a photomontage onto action poses of football players. Amusing and often humorous captions such as- Geldzahler, Tight End; Nevelson, Linebacker; Bacon, Running Back- accompany each card. 

Don Celender was an art professor and conceptual artist who championed accessibility and humor in an artistic practice. He was represented by OK Harris Gallery and taught at Macalester College in St. Paul.

$ 500