Lotería, the Spanish word for lottery, is a Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but using numbered images on a deck of 54 cards.
The pictographs of the standard lotería cards provide the jumping-off point for this conceptual re-imagining of the traditional series. This new lotería collection builds upon the rich and deeply layered visual, sensual and symbolic imagery inherent in the Mexican art tradition. Each new card combines elements both familiar and imagined to create an experience that, like dreams, feels half-glimpsed, half-remembered.
The 80 page book includes full page renditions of each card, 9 tablas, and 12 pages of re-mixed cards.
This is the deluxe12 inch edition of this book, printed on premium lustre finish paper. You can also view and order the smaller 7 inch edition at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2007590
gideon ansell is an artist and designer living in boston, massachusetts, usa. he creates multi-layered images composed of photographs of american cultural and industrial decay. born in new york city in 1955, he trained and worked in music before turning to art and design. his award-winning photography and design work have been featured in international galleries and art magazines, as well as many private collections.
La Lotería Published February 26, 2011