Wonderful deck of cards made by Piatnik c.1981, one of its Edition Hilger sets of cards. Piatnik’s Edition Hilger cards feature work of artists associated with Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna. The cards for sale in this listing feature the brilliant designs of Anton Lehmden.
Wikipedia has a stub article about Lehmden:
“Anton Lehmden (born January 2, 1929 in Nitra, Slovakia) is an Austrian painter, draughtsman, and printmaker.
“Lehmden was a co-founder, together with Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, Arik Brauer and Wolfgang Hutter, of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. He settled in Vienna after 1945 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
“In 1948 he was represented in the exhibitions of the Vienna Art-Club and has also been represented in many international exhibitions. He taught in Istanbul from 1962/63 and from 1971-97 was Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1966 he acquired the Renaissance castle Schloss Deutschkreutz (Burgenland), which he has since been restoring.”
The deck has 52 cards, plus 3 Jokers, 2 of which have the same design. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm; they came to me in a plastic box that is not original to the cards.
The cards are in “as new” condition. The box does its job of protecting the cards, but is well used. The cards are priced as if they had no box.
There is also a double deck set of these cards for sale in this shop (T00002159).
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