Salvador Dalí, ‘Combat des Cavaliers’, 1975, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Larger etchings were Issued in a portfolio entitled “Calderon: La vie est un song” which consisted of 12 works and was published in 1971. Field states (page 138) that Dali’s secretary, Captain Moore, provided the publisher, Carlos Galofre (Editorial Subirana, Galerie Surrealsitea), 16 copper plates to the artist on which to make a second edition with Spanish Text on smaller paper and these was published in 1975.
Edition: According to Field the total edition, on different papers, was approximately 311
Printed by: Ateliers Rigal, Paris, France

Signature: printed signature

Publisher: Carlos Galofre

Michler-Lopsinger - Dali Etchings no 516
Albert Field “The Official Catalogue of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” Number 73.1.J

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