Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create a tarot deck for the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die. Unfortunately, Dalí’s work came at a steep price—a price that was too high for the producers, who, instead, hired artist Fergus Hall. Dalí was undeterred and published a 78-card deck, titled Dalí Universal Tarot, in 1984. The deck was available in the Dalí Museum gift store in St. Petersburg, Florida. I decided against the purchase then; however, I may be able to live with the cheaper re-issued deck.
Taschen Books has re-issued (and renamed) the Dalí Tarot deck. The set comes with a booklet and is priced at $60. Dalí added his surrealist touch to the images. His sense of humor is also evident. For example, he painted Roger Moore, the actor playing James Bond in the 1973 film, as “The Emperor.” Dalí’s wife and muse, Gala, is portrayed as “The Empress.” Dalí himself is “The Magician.” The deck is ideal for tarot deck collectors.
For those who can’t wait to purchase, enjoy a free tarot reading at http://www.dalitarot.com/.
For more information: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/art/all/44640/facts.dali_tarot.htm?change_user_country=US&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk7TuBRDQARIsAMRrfUbBZr1ZQeTBYnr4Ih05kvhrZVcC-HNbjLmsDY5Ql3myeKLBFsxz43kaAl-yEALw_wcB
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