A surreal kaleidoscope of European art history! Legend has it that Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create a custom deck of tarot cards as a prop for the James Bond film Live and Let Die, and completed the project on his own when the contractual deal fell through!
By Johannes Fiebig and Salvador Dali (Illustrator)
Legend has it that when preparing props for the James Bond film Live and Let Die, producer Albert Broccoli commissioned Surrealist maestro Salvador Dalí to create a custom deck of tarot cards. Inspired by his wife Gala, who nurtured his interest in mysticism, Dalí eagerly got to work, and continued the project of his own accord when the contractual deal fell through.
The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dalí the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history.
- Deck of 78 tarot cards
- Cards measure 5.5 × 3 inches
- 184 page booklet with step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings
- 7.4 × 13 inch velvet storage box
- Published 2019