Salvador Dalí, ‘Arrugas de espermatozoides melancolicos’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: This comes from the portfolio that consisted of 80 etchings.
Size: Paper : 31.3 x 45 cms ; plate: 17.5 x 23.5 cms
Edition: EA
There were 20 EA copies (artist’s proofs) on Rives and 200 copies (1-200) on Rives too.
Printed by: Ateliers Rigal, France

Series: Les Caprices de Goya de Dali, 1977

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Berggruen/Editions Graphiques Internationales

Michler & Lopsinger “Catalogue raisonne of etchings & Mixed Media Prints” 862 (Page 253)
Albert Field “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works” - Number 77-3 66 (Page 116)
Bruce Hochman “Print Price guide to the Graphic works of Salvador Dali” - Page 146 ref 1977.21 - Price US$5250-00 each

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