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A Review On The Dali Tarot Deck

The Dali Tarot deck has truly vivid symbolism, covered with the artist's signature on every one of the cards. Dali being Dali, made himself the Magician in a self-portrait labeled El Mago. The deck's 78 cards join exemplary tarot subjects with Dalí's particular themes: dissected faces, ants, roses, and butterflies. 

The deck comes in a box within a box. The outside packaging is covered in pristine velvet and the inside, cardboard bundling.

The card edges are gilt and the boundaries are white and tight. The cards are bigger than standard at around 3 by 5 inches, and the deck feels and looks rich. The card stock isn't weighty, however solid. 

There is an unequal feeling to the deck, due to the quality of the stock used and printing.


The reasoning behind the deck's creation:

In the mid-1970s, the surrealist artist wandered into the mysterious with a custom deck of tarot cards highlighting himself and his better half, Gala, as magical figures. The deck was initially made for the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, however, it never showed up in the film. Dalí kept working on his deck, which he at last made available for purchase in 1984. The deck accompanied a partner book that remembered guidelines for how to utilize the cards and a portrayal of their making. Presently, Dalí cards are accessible to all in Taschen Books' accessible release of the deck.


78 cards in the deck.

Measurements: 3.1 x 5.5 inches; or 79 x 140 millimeters.

Back of card: Gold, with a white border. The fancy geometric design turns out to be Dali's signature

Booklet included: Text in Spanish, English, French & German.  Dimensions: 3 x 5.3 inches, or 74 x 135 millimeters.

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