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Deluxe folding traycase in velour, cards and book. By Salvado Dali. Oversized boxed set of 78 cards, previously done only as a limited edition in 1984. Full-sized book by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offers: an inside look at this amazing project and a comprehensive explanation of each card’s composition and meaning. And step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings, simplifying tarot for the newcomer. Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit, creating here a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history. Taschen, 2019.

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Oversized boxed set of 78 cards, previously done only as a limited edition in 1984. Full-sized book by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offers: an inside look at this amazing project and a comprehensive explanation of each card’s composition and meaning. And step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings, simplifying tarot for the newcomer. Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit, creating here a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history.

Lovely purple velour box with a fancy book embossed in gold foil, and an inset boxed set of cards also enclosed in gold.

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).

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