Fulgur Press founder Robert Shehu-Ansell announced today that they’d be publishing a tarot deck and book discussing it based on designs by artist/mage Leonora Carrington. His announcement states:
“The tarot has long been a source of great fascination for the Surrealist movement. It was championed early by André Breton and left an enduring mark that has yet to be fully explored. So when we read news that the feminist and Surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) had produced designs for a major arcana, we were intrigued. Soon after, at the invitation of our friend Susan Aberth, Aisha and I found ourselves attending Magical Tales, an ambitious exhibition of Carrington’s work held at the Museo del Arte Moderno in Mexico City, where Carrington had settled after the Second World War.
“Arranged chronologically and with great sensitivity by the curator, Tere Arcq, Magical Tales provided us with a rare opportunity to see the evolution and diversity of Carrington’s work, from early juvenilia to the later large canvases. Here too were tapestries, bronzes, masks, theatre designs, domestic screens embellished with magical figures and elongated and articulated dolls, seemingly poppets for Carrington’s idiosyncratic spirit world.
“In September 2020, we will be publishing The Tarot of Leonora Carrington. With essays from Gabriel Weisz Carrington, Susan Aberth and Tere Arcq the book will explore Carrington’s long interest in the tarot, ranging from her personal relationship with the cards, documenting her various designs for tarot over the years and culminating with an analysis of tarot symbolism evident in her wider work. The book will illustrate the recently discovered major arcana detailed above, which will also be available as a working deck in both the deluxe and special issues of the book, available exclusively from FULGUR PRESS. Full details will be announced via our email Newsletter later this year.”