Full tarot deck by Mieke Marple produced in collaboration with Minnesota Street Project Editions
Edition of 250, numbered
5 x 7 inches
78-card deck, trifold insert identifies Major and Minor Arcana
A subject of artist interpretation and popular fancy since its birth in Renaissance-era Europe, tarot has always beguiled with veiled meaning and transcendental appeal. In the hands of Mieke Marple—artist and cofounder of Night Gallery in Los Angeles—tarot card archetypes have been reinterpreted as playful takes on real people in the artist’s life and other figures who have been important to her. Marple says of the second edition, “it mirrors my current musings, trepidations, and desires—particularly around the “Tower” of Trump and the potential of technology to improve the art world.”
Mieke Marple (b. 1986, Mountain View, CA) received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. She was co-owner of Night Gallery, Los Angeles, from 2011 until 2016, and has been written about by The New York Times and W Magazine, among other publications. In 2012, Marple produced the web series Feast of Burden, directed by filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko and distributed by MOCAtv. In 2014, she also co-founded the “Sexy Beast Benefit for Planned Parenthood LA,” and remains on the organization’s advisory board. Recent exhibitions include [On Approval] Beta Launch at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2019); God is an Audiobook at 1301PE (Los Angeles, 2019); Gold Standard at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2019); The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist In Residence Exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco); and Relocation Tarot at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2018). Marple lives and works in San Francisco.