Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 1969, Phillips

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Heliogravures image: 39.5 x 27 cm (15 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)
Etching image: 39.2 x 25.3 cm (15 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
All sheets: 57.5 x 45 cm (22 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

Signature: Each signed and annotated 'E.A' in pencil (one of a few artist's proof sets aside from the edition of 100 on larger Rives paper without accompanying text, there were also editions of 200 on smaller Rives paper and 2500 on Mandeure paper with text by Lewis Carroll), each further annotated 'Épreuve faisant partie de notre collection Rigals' in pencil on the reverse, published by Maecenas Press - Random House, New York, all unframed.

Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 321-333

Ateliers Rigal, Paris
Private Collection, France

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