Salvador Dalí, ‘André Breton, Second manifeste du surréalisme, Kra, Paris, 1930’, Print, The complete book with one pochoir in colors by the artist on the frontispiece, on wove paper, Christie's
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André Breton, Second manifeste du surréalisme, Kra, Paris, 1930

The complete book with one pochoir in colors by the artist on the frontispiece, on wove paper
11 3/10 × 9 in
28.8 × 22.8 cm
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With title page, text in French, and justification, copy 60 of 110, with original printed wrappers, …

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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí, ‘André Breton, Second manifeste du surréalisme, Kra, Paris, 1930’, Print, The complete book with one pochoir in colors by the artist on the frontispiece, on wove paper, Christie's
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With title page, text in French, and justification, copy 60 of 110, with original printed wrappers, brown paper covered boards and matching paper covered slipcase. 11 ¼ x 9 in. (288 x 228 mm.)
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

André Breton, Second manifeste du surréalisme, Kra, Paris, 1930

The complete book with one pochoir in colors by the artist on the frontispiece, on wove paper
11 3/10 × 9 in
28.8 × 22.8 cm
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