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Salvador Dalí, ‘Biblia Sacra’, 1967, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Biblia Sacra’, 1967, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Biblia Sacra’, 1967, Christie's

With the artist's signature watermark, copy number CLV, from the deluxe Magni Luxus edition of 199 (there was also a deluxe ad personam edition of 99 with a watercolour, and a standard edition of 1499 numbered in Arabic numerals), signed by the publisher on the justification, published by Editore Rizzoli, Milan, the full sheets, generally in very good condition, bound (as issued), within the original dark green crushed morocco bindings, with gilt title and coloured morocco inlays to the spine, with the green moiré and morocco slipcases, the spines and moiré on slipcases partially faded, otherwise in very good condition, the gold multiple stamped with the artist's signature and hallmarked 750, within the original green crushed morocco presentation box, in very good condition
(5 books & multiple)
500 x 400 x 90 mm. (each volume)
66 x 50 x 5 mm. (multiple)

From the Catalogue:
This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, printed on vellum and signed by the publisher.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Michel & Löpsinger 1600; Field 69.3

A gift from the publisher; then by descent to the present owner.

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