Salvador Dalí, ‘Gateway to the New World from the Dali Discovers America Portfolio’, 1979, RoGallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘Gateway to the New World from the Dali Discovers America Portfolio’, 1979, RoGallery

Artist: Salvador Dali, Spanish (1904 - 1989)
Title: Gateway to the New World from the Dali Discovers America Portfolio
Year: 1979
Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 250
Image Size: 23 x 17 inches
Size: 29.5 x 21 in. (74.93 x 53.34 cm)

Reference #: Field 79-6-B on page 132 in "The Official Catalog of the Graphic works of Salvador Dali" by Albert Field, 1996"

Published by Levine and Levine, New York

Signature: signed and numbered in pencil

Publisher: Levine and Levine, New York

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