By Souls of Silver
Remember the 1973 hit “Live and Let Die”? The Moore and Seymour classic was scheduled to feature a deck of tarot cards designed by the man himself: Salvador Dali! But unfortunately, the artist and the producers could not reach common ground and the deck never made it into the film. So what does Dali do?
Dali worked on the tarot cards for some more time and in 1984 he released the full deck of cards. Now the art book publisher Taschen has taken up the responsibility to republish the surreal tarot cards by the master. It is set to release in April this year and will be coming out with an instructional book that was also created by Dali. Usually, tarot cards come with instructional booklets but this special book is expected to carry some bonus artwork!
Taschen on their website has mentioned: “Dalí poses as the Magician, his wife Gala becomes the Empress, and the death of Julius Caesar is reinterpreted as the Ten of Swords in the artist’s extraordinary custom tarot deck. First published in a 1984 limited edition that has since long sold out, this lush box set brings back all 78 cards, each dazzling in color, along with a companion book on the making-of and practical instructions.”
You can pre-order this unique tarot card deck for just $60! The tarot cards can be used like any other deck but the rare artwork by Dali makes it a souvenir worth collecting for many! Here are some images of the cards and the instructional booklet:
What do you think about this mystical deck created by the master of surrealism, Salvador Dali? Are you interested in getting a deck of these special tarot cards for yourself? Let us know in the comments!
Images: © Cartamundi, Turnhout Belgium © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019; Taschen Books
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