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Salvador Dalí

Christopher Columbus from the Dali Discovers America Portfolio, 1979

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
29 1/2 × 21 in
74.9 × 53.3 cm
Edition 25/250
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Dimensions: 22-7/8 x 17 inches (image) 29-1/2 x 21 inches (sheet)

Dimensions: 22-7/8 x 17 inches (image) 29-1/2 x 21 inches (sheet)

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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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About the work
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Dimensions: 22-7/8 x 17 inches (image) 29-1/2 x 21 inches (sheet)

Dimensions: 22-7/8 x 17 inches (image) 29-1/2 x 21 inches (sheet)

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Christopher Columbus from the Dali Discovers America Portfolio, 1979

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
29 1/2 × 21 in
74.9 × 53.3 cm
Edition 25/250
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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