Book written by David Mamet and Ricky Jay and published by Kyoto Shoin International c.1989, with text in both English and Japanese, titled "Donald Sultan Playing Cards." It features the playing card art of Donald Sultan.
Wikipedia has this to say about artist Sultan:
"Donald Sultan (born 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American artist, known for large-scale still life paintings executed with bold contrasts of bright color and deep black forms, tight, nearly abstract compositions, and unorthodox media.
"After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Masters from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sultan moved to New York City in 1975 to pursue his career.
"His first solo exhibition was mounted in 1977, and Sultan has since risen to prominence, with his work featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
"In addition to his paintings, Sultan has had success as a printmaker and sculptor. He collaborated with David Mamet on his book, Bar Mitzvah."
The book is not paginated, but has 50 pages. It is approximately 12¼" in height by 9¼" in width. There is no dust jacket, and I do not believe it ever had one.
The book is in "as new" condition, except for 2 bumps, one at the bottom of the back cover and one at the top of the spine (each separately pictured).
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