Salvador Dalí, ‘Dali: A Study of His Life and Work, Greenwich: New York Graphc Society’, 1958, Doyle
Salvador Dalí, ‘Dali: A Study of His Life and Work, Greenwich: New York Graphc Society’, 1958, Doyle
Salvador Dalí, ‘Dali: A Study of His Life and Work, Greenwich: New York Graphc Society’, 1958, Doyle
Salvador Dalí, ‘Dali: A Study of His Life and Work, Greenwich: New York Graphc Society’, 1958, Doyle

First American edition with a large original drawing and inscription in blue ink over the half title and adjacent blank leaf, the drawing at left depicting a standing figure signed "Dali 1957" and the inscription "Pour Ruth Lochman/Homage de Dali", the right side with a horseman and two figures in a vast landscape. The book 13.5 x 14.25 inches (34.3 x 36.2 cm); the inscribed leaves open to 13.5 x 28.5 inches (34.3 x 72.4 cm). Publisher's decorated boards. Illustrated with tipped-in color reproductions and black and white illustrations after Dali.

Condition: Extremities lightly toned, shelfwear to edges and small losses at spine tips.

Acquired as a gift from Dali to Ruth Lachman [See previous lot]

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