Publisher Taschen has launched a deck of tarot cards designed by the world renowned Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalî.
The deck was originally commissioned by film producer Albert R. Broccoli for the James Bond film Live and Let Die back on 1973. Unfortunately, Dalî’s fee was ultimately too high for the studio, and he was replaced by artist Fergus Hall, whose deck appeared in the final cut of the film.
Nethertheless, Dalî was not deterred and continued to work of the cards as a personal project. 78 were created in the end, which he sold in 1984 alongside a book detailing their use.
“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,” says Taschen. “[…] 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.”
Release is set for 15 November and they can be pre-ordered on the Taschen website for £50.