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Salvador Dalí

Birth of Venus, 1979

Lithograph
29 2/5 × 21 1/2 in
74.8 × 54.6 cm
Edition G76/125
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This piece is certified by The Salvador Dali Archives and signed on the verso by them.

This piece is certified by The Salvador Dali Archives and signed on the verso by them.

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Levine & Levine for DALART
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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This piece is certified by The Salvador Dali Archives and signed on the verso by them.

This piece is certified by The Salvador Dali Archives and signed on the verso by them.

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand SIgned
Publisher
Levine & Levine for DALART
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

Birth of Venus, 1979

Lithograph
29 2/5 × 21 1/2 in
74.8 × 54.6 cm
Edition G76/125
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Weston
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