Reviews of this deck:
Yes, I’ve had this deck since its release in the early 80’s and it’s “okay” but a bit far-fetched in its conception—it was designed while he was nearly penniless and quite sick during his later years. The works were executed quickly and in a typical Dali fashion, as a sort of a self-promoting desperate attempt at fundraising. This followed on the heels of the scandal of his selling blank, signed canvases to “counterfeit” artists in order to seem a bit more productive. Dali was a genius when it came to self-marketing and the deck is a great embodiment of that. If you do get this deck, the book for it is VERY good and explains the images chosen for the cards from a perspective that resonates with his contributions to art during the later years of his life. In fact, the deck took on greater and deeper meaning to me once I had the full book. It’s quite nice with glossy,, full color pages. In fact, if you’re interested in the deck, I’d recommend getting the book first to see how you resonate with it before you put out the money for the deck.
i bought mine at the Dali Museum in Tampa, Fla about five years ago for about $130. it is gold edges in a flocked red two piece box, so not sure what edition that is….I do love it and only use it for special occasions
It’s the last deck I bought and it’s a disaster, aside from the art.Even the art is misplaced symbolism and it is clear that they made a lot of the wrong effort to concile the meaning of the card with Dali’s art.I was suckered by the name because a friend of mine knew him and his wife intimitally ( not sexually).Very bad choice.
Not a favorite of mine. I traded it away. I think a lot of people get excited about it becuase omg! dali! But I don’t know anyone who owns it and loves it and reads with it regularly.
Questions and Answers:
Q: what’s up with the Salvador Dali tarot deck? Why can’t they just print more and reissue it?
A: Fewer decks=more value for existing decks. The idea was never to make a commodity with that deck, but to make a collector’s item, a work of art.