Modiano “Tadini” Playing Cards, Emilio Tadini Designs, Ltd. Edition (477/1000), c. 1982

Mint deck of cards made by Modiano, c.1982, based upon gorgeous and highly original designs by Italian pop artist Emilio Tadini. The deck was printed in a limited edition of 1000 of which this set is no. 477.

The deck is about art, not card playing, and I would note that the Queens are female nudes – not pin-ups, but nudes in the classical artistic sense. There are 52 cards in the deck, plus 2 "Jokers," plus a backed insert card, signed and numbered by the artist. The cards measure 89mm x 62mm, and the inside of the box is lined in red silk fabric.

As noted, the cards are mint. The box has places on the underside where it appears that tags were removed.

Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards II, Italy 319

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