Salvador Dalí, ‘Corridor de Katmandou (Corridor of Katmandu)’, 1969, Elena Fine Art Gallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘Corridor de Katmandou (Corridor of Katmandu)’, 1969, Elena Fine Art Gallery

Edition number 89 (LXXXIX) of 100 (C).
The longest Roman Numeral under 100 (C) and also the year Dali died (1989).

Signature: Signed Dali in Pencil by Salvador Dali. Dali Institute Stamp in lower right.

In 1969, Pierre Argillet came back from India with many photographs, which Dali used as groundwork to create his series entitled “Les Hippies”, his own interpretation of the “Love and Peace” years. The etchings reveal the superb, spontaneous and consummate technique of the artist at the peak of his maturity. Outlandish, surrealist characters or situations appear through intricate whirls or golden halos. Suite of 11 original drypoint etchings published in 1969 – 1970. 25 x 20 inches. Noted 1- 145 on Arches, hand-colored and I – C on Japanese paper, hand-colored.

Salvador Dali - Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed Prints 1924-1980 (Page 34, cat. 378)

Musee du Surrealisme

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