Schoenberg Playing Cards 1909/1919

Besides composing and his theoretical writings Arnold Schoenberg produced hundreds of paintings, toys, games, chess sets and playing cards for his own use. Here is one set of playing cards—carefully executed in facsimile. The style is described: [this] set used grotesque imagery and visual puns from his caricatures and doodles, with the suit symbols integrated into the designs.” The original cards were made in watercolors and gouache on cardboard with gold and silver. With plastic box. $20