Stacked Decks showcases Mark's collection of 400 decks of erotic playing cards, dating from 1807 to present day, from countries around the world. When viewed chrologically over two centuries, these decks offer a unique look at society's ever-changing standards of female beauty. Mark Rotenberg has the world's largest private collection of vintage erotica, and he's already published two wildly popular books with Taschen, Forbidden Erotica (one of Taschen's Top 25 Bestselling Titles of all time) and Cheesecake! (later republished as 1000 Forbidden Pictures ).
Mark Lee Rotenberg, the curator of the Rotenberg Collection, has been searching the planet for vintage erotica for more than 25 years. His archive presently includes more than 200,000 works, including vintage erotic photographs in every genre and format, reels of film, Tijuana Bibles, playing cards, books, magazines, and much more. The Rotenberg Collection has also been the basis for several books, including I Was a 1950s Pin-Up Model! (1995), The Rotenberg Collection: Cheesecake! (1999), The Rotenberg Collection: Forbidden Erotica (2000), and 1000 Forbidden Pictures (2002). Readers can visit the Rotenberg Collection online at www.vintagenudephotos.com.