Salvador Dalí, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland /A Portfolio’, 1969, Skinner

From the edition of 2,500 (there were several smaller editions as well as some proofs), published by Maecenas Press, Random House, New York (Field, 69-5; Michler & Löpsinger, 321-333).

Sheet sizes folded to 17 x 11.25 in. (43.1 x 28.4 cm), presented in the original clamshell box encased in a decorative wooden standing slipcase.

Condition: Very minor wear to edges (primarily in first few sections), minor deformations to several sheets including the sheet on which the etching is printed; one of the two closures on the box is detached but included.
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Signature: Signed "Dalí" in pencil on the frontispiece, stamped "1879" on the colophon.

Purchased in 1973 by the current owner from a private collector.

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