Several playing cards designed by Sydney James are dedicated to different musicians and singers.
“I started this series because I wanted to pay true homage to the musicians that have inspired movements, modified cultures and made music history. “Once I started the paintings, the concept of the combination of playing card designs with the likeness of each artist made more sense. The musicians I chose to paint have already been deemed icons. I just married those icons with the existing iconography of the modern day playing card.” ~ © 2007 Sydney James
I can confidently recognize only several persons. You can help with your comments.
The King of Spades
The King of Hearts – Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer, musician and actor – one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
The King of Clubs
The King of Diamonds – Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer-songwriter, dancer and entrepreneur.
The Queen of Spades – Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Clubs – Madonna
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director and entrepreneur.
The Queen of Diamonds