Nate McClain (American, 1973 - 1997)
New York City Playing Cards, 1994
4 x 3 inches
Courtesy of Dave and Amy
New York City Playing Cards are a set of gritty New York themed playing cards with a junkie as the Jack, prostitute as the Queen, underworld kingpin as the King, & pimp as the Ace. The set is not a complete 52 card set and goes from Aces to Eight in all suits with NYC stylized on the back of each card. The Nine of Diamonds was created for the set and has gotten lost thru the years. Nate was 21 years old when he created this artwork at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) in Springfield, Missouri.
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