Salvador Dalí, ‘After 50 Years of Surrealism’, 1974, Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Image: 40 x 30.2 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.)
Sheet: 65.5 x 50 cm (25 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.) one horizontal

Including Flung Out Like a Fag-end by the Big-Wigs; Gala's Godly Back; Picasso: A Ticket for Glory; The Laurels of Happiness; The Curse Overthrown; The Great Inquisitor Expels the Saviour; Freud with a Snail Head; A Shattering Entrance upon the American Stage; God, Time, Space, and the Pope; The Divine Love of Gala; Gala's Castle; and The Museum of Genius and Fancy

Signature: All signed and numbered 'F28/195' in pencil, also signed in pencil and numbered in ink on the colophon (from the French edition of 195 with text in French, there was also an English edition of 195, both editions with 35 impressions in Roman numerals including a suite on Japon nacré, plus a few artist's proofs), published by Transworld Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (with their blindstamp), all drypoints and the title page framed.

Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 665-676

Private Collection, Amsterdam

About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain