Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Decameron suite’, 1972, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: The 10 drypoint etchings are entitled as follows:
Le peche partages (The shared sin) - Prestel 552/Field 72-A
La Fiancee du roi de Garbe (The betrothed of the king of Algarve) - Prestel 553/Field 72-B
Le Diable en enfer (The devil in hell) - Prestel 554/Field 72-C
L’Ange Gabriel (The angel Gabriel) - Prestel 555 / Field 72-D
L’Enfer de beautes cruelles (The hell of cruel beauties) - Prestel 556/Field 72-E
La Femme adultiere (The woman taken in adultery) - Prestel 557/Field 72-F
Le Tonneau (The Tun) - Prestel 558/Field 72-G
Blancheflower (Blanchflower) - Prestel 559/Field 72-H
La Jument de compere Pierre (Comrade Pierre’s Mare) - Prestel 560/Field 72-I
La Ressuscitee - (The woman restored to life) - Prestel 561/Field 72-J
Edition:
The justification states that the edition consisted of 25 proofs numbered I to XXV and a further edition of 125 proofs numbered from 1 to 125. Our portfolio comes from the first group but all the proofs are signed and not numbered. The Colophon states this is number XXV. The signed prints are linked to pages of text.
This was printed on a number of different papers. The information Prestel takes from the Charles Sahli catalogue. Presumably these figures relate to editions made in toto for different countries:
There were 15 artists proofs. Prestel fails to mention the paper.
124 proofs on Arches paper
150 proof on Richard de Bas paper
150 proofs on Rives paper
175 proofs on Japan Nacre paper
150 proofs on Johannot paper
Printed by: Ateliers Rigal, Paris, France

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Michele Broutta and Pamela Verlag

Michler-Lopsinger 552-561 ; Field 72-A to 72-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