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Salvador Dalí

Babaouo (Field 78-2; M&L 932d & 1543-1549d), 1978

The complete volume comprising one etching printed in colours and 7 woodcuts
15 3/5 × 11 3/5 in
39.5 × 29.5 cm
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Numbered from the total edition of 395 on the justification, this example from the edition of 190 …

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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.

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Numbered from the total edition of 395 on the justification, this example from the edition of 190 on Arches wove paper, with text, title and justification pages, the etching printed by Jean Capelle, Samois, the woodcuts printed by Guy Descuens, Mahan, bound as issued in the original embossed and gilded boards, …

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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

Babaouo (Field 78-2; M&L 932d & 1543-1549d), 1978

The complete volume comprising one etching printed in colours and 7 woodcuts
15 3/5 × 11 3/5 in
39.5 × 29.5 cm
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