A one-of-a-kind look at the history of gaming through the work of artists, both legendary and obscure, the Art of Gambling features 120 portrayals created over centuries by celebrated masters, including Cézanne, Picasso, Munch, Leger, de la Tour, Remington, and Neiman. The images were chosen from hundreds of representations to appear in this provocative visual documentation of the evolution of gambling.
Each image is accompanied by a facing page of text, providing readers with a thumbnail sketch of the artist, then zeroing in on the image itself. The renderings, as seen through the artist’s eye and preserved on canvas or in stone, serve as a form of “photographic” chronicling that weaves a history of gambling through the ages—for the benefit of art lovers and gambling enthusiasts alike.
Includes contributions by a blue-ribbon panel of gambling experts and a foreward by renowned chronicler of 20th-century American pursuits, LeRoy Neiman.