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Salvador Dalí

Apollinaire - Woman at the Fountain, 1967

Original etching reworked in drypoint
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 84/145
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Houston
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Print
Signature
Signed in lower margins.
Series
Apollinaire - Secret Poems Suite
Publisher
Pierre Argillet
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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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About the work
Provenance
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Print
Signature
Signed in lower margins.
Series
Apollinaire - Secret Poems Suite
Publisher
Pierre Argillet
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
Follow

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.”

Salvador Dalí

Apollinaire - Woman at the Fountain, 1967

Original etching reworked in drypoint
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 84/145
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Houston
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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