The Salvador Dalí Tarot Set
While preparing props for the 1973 James Bond film Live And Let Die, producer Albert R. 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 — on and on until time ran out — and the film was eventually released using The Witches Tarot by Fergus Hall.
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 tarot 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 — a fresh celebration of Dalí’s inimitable custom set — complete with a book by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig.