Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland (M. & L. 321-333; F. 69-5 A-M)’, 1969, Sotheby's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland (M. & L. 321-333; F. 69-5 A-M)’, 1969, Sotheby's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland (M. & L. 321-333; F. 69-5 A-M)’, 1969, Sotheby's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland (M. & L. 321-333; F. 69-5 A-M)’, 1969, Sotheby's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice in Wonderland (M. & L. 321-333; F. 69-5 A-M)’, 1969, Sotheby's

Signed in pencil on the title page, numbered 1553 on the justification page, from the edition of 2, 500, on Mandeure paper, printed by Atelier Rigal and Nourisson, France, published by Maecenas Press, New York, contained in the original paper wrapper within a beige cloth-covered portfolio box (13 prints).

overall: 470 by 340 by 70 mm 18 1/2 by 13 3/8 by 2 3/4 in

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