53 Magicians

53 Magicians


Painted in Acrylic, 53 magicians is Mark’s interpretation of 53 Magicians instantly recognisable by their costume or signature effect. The work was completed over a six month period while at sea on board various cruise ships.
Each card was painted on a 20 x 25cm canvas. These have now been transformed into a deck of cards soon to be available. Each 56 card deck includes three extra cards, a background card and two information cards showing the names of the 53.

This is a sample of what to expect in the collection.

If you would like to purchase the 53 magicians deck then please use the button below.

The price includes shipping.

Sorry that the Dollar price is so much higher, but it costs almost $10.00 to ship a pack to the States.

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Also available uncut sheets.

Limited Edition Uncut Sheet

This is how the playing cards are printed. They all appear on one sheet and are then cut colated and trimmed to the final deck size. These sheets have been removed from the process before any blades have got involved!

The uncut sheet shows 55 cards in total :-

52 playing cards: printed in the order I painted the magicians, so they are not in the usual new deck order of an uncut sheet.

1 x Joker and

1 x Information card

All 54 of these cards are in the original deck.

The sheet does not include the two cards that list the names of the magicians. These are printed on both sides and so would not be completely visible on an uncut sheet. 

These have been replaced with a single card which reads ’53 Magicians by Mark Shortland’ ‘Limited Edition Uncut Sheet’

The uncut sheet measures 75cm x 51cm, is printed both sides on 310gsm linen finish playing card stock and shows the markers and guide lines for the initial cutting.

Each sheet will be personally signed and numbered by Mark Shortland.

to purchase please use one of the buttons below. Prices include shipping.








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