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Salvador Dalí

Desert Watch, from Time, 1976

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
21 × 29 1/2 in
53.3 × 74.9 cm
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LITERATURE: Fields, 76-1E

Condition Report: Mat burns; light staining; mild handling creases …

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E.A.

LITERATURE: Fields, 76-1E

Condition Report: Mat burns; light staining; mild handling creases to extreme edges. Sheet is loose. Print Grade: 7/10 Unframed

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Signed and annotated in pencil along lower edge, with artist's copyright stamp lower left
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

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LITERATURE: Fields, 76-1E

Condition Report: Mat burns; light staining; mild handling creases …

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E.A.

LITERATURE: Fields, 76-1E

Condition Report: Mat burns; light staining; mild handling creases to extreme edges. Sheet is loose. Print Grade: 7/10 Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and annotated in pencil along lower edge, with artist's copyright stamp lower left
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

Desert Watch, from Time, 1976

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
21 × 29 1/2 in
53.3 × 74.9 cm
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