The Story behind the Surreal Photograph of Salvador Dalí and Three Flying Cats
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This is a wonderful collection for Dali fans! Whether you are looking to expand your fine art collection or purchase the gift of art for another, please consider one of our twelve images. We have an international following and have worked with both seasoned art collectors and first time Dali clients all over the world. We welcome all inquiries!
You will absolutely love your new Salvador Dali Lithograph! We’ll make certain of that.Authentic hand-signed Salvador Dali art
History of the Collection
Three decades ago, surrealist Master Salvador Dali pre-signed several hundred sheets of paper for the express purpose of producing hand-signed limited edition lithographs. Our principal secured all known remaining paper from Dali publisher Levine & Levine, and selected twelve stunning Dali images in order to create "The Final Editions of Salvador Dali." These magnificent images have never before been published as hand-signed lithographs. Once these editions are sold out, they will never be available in this form again.
This magnificent collection of lithographs has been masterfully executed by one of Dali's original chromistes, Jean-Pierre Remond of Paris. The press that Mr. Remond used is one of only a few remaining old-style lithographic presses still in use in the United States. Master Dali himself printed many of his lithographic editions on this press.
Type of Paper
Our collection of authentic Dali prints are printed on Arches, Japon and Rives paper. All of the 22" x 30" images are available on both Arches and Japon paper. Arches paper is a high quality air-dried 100% cotton paper of warm white color. Rives, also cotton is more heavyweight. Japon is creamier in color, has silk-like fibers and has the lightness of a woodpulp paper. No two sheets of Japon paper look exactly the same. Collectors often prefer Japon paper although there is no actual superiority or durability when compared to the other two.The Lithographs
This is a collection of twelve images, which are renderings of original Dali works of art from varying periods of his illustrious career. The original painting of the image Invisible Face (Ruin of the Head of Medusa on Landscape) was created for Edna Woolman Chase in 1941.Spectral Horse (Molecular Equestrian Figure) was created after a watercolor which dates from 1952. Disintegrating Mother and Child (Dynamiques Raphaelesque) is from an original drawing on paper also from that year. The Don Quixote Trilogy, The Warrior's Heard, The Story of Don Quixote and The Gift of Mandrino are thought to be autobiographical as they resemble an aging Dali.
Each of these lithographs was signed, in pencil, by Salvador Dali. All signatures were verified by official Dali archivist, Albert Field, in 1999 prior to his death in 2003. Mr. Field took the extraordinary measure of counter-signing on the reverse of each archival sheet. Each fine art lithograph is shipped with an original certificate of authenticity from the publisher.
Signature: This lithograph bears Salvador Dali's original signature in pencil and is signed and verified as authentic on the reverse by Dali Archivist Albert Field.
Image rights: Elena Bulatova Fine Art
Publisher: ARA Productions, LLC whose corporate office is located new Yale University in New Haven, CT.The company (ARA Productions) has been in the fine art business since 1999.
Salvador Dali is one of the most famous and prolific artists of the twentieth century, his fantastic imagery and flamboyant personality made him the best known artist of the Surrealist movement of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Born in Figueres, Spain in the northeastern province of Catalonia, Dali trained in the early 1920s at the Madrid Academy, where he perfected his realistic and meticulously detailed style.
Salvador Dali was one of the greatest Surrealist artists, using bizarre dream imagery to create unforgettable and unmistakable landscapes of his inner world. In 1934, the Surrealists censured Dalí. Toward the end of the decade he made several trips to Italy to study the art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1940 Dali fled to the United States, where he worked on theatrical productions, wrote, illustrated books, and painted. A major retrospective of his work opened in 1941 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and traveled throughout the United States.
Salvador Dali’s work can be found in the permanent collections of major museums internationally. Among them the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Venice, and the Tate Gallery in London. The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is dedicated solely to Dalí’s work, and three museums in Spain are part of the artist’s legacy, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Gala Dali Castle Museum-House in Púbol and the Salvador Dalí Museum-House in Portlligat. The world’s largest Dali painting can be seen at Elena Bulatova Fine Art at City Center,Las Vegas.
BIOA blend of reality and fantasy characterized both his personal life and his artwork. In the Catalonian town of Figueras, near Barcelona, the artist Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. His family encouraged his early interest in art; a room in the family home was the young artist's first studio. In 1921, Dali enrolled at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Although Dali did very well in his studies, he was expelled from school because of his eccentric dress and bizarre behavior.
It was at this time that Dali came under the influence of two forces that shaped his philosophy and art; Sigmund Freud's theory of the unconscious, and Surrealism's unconscious dream imagery. It was under the influence of the surrealist movement that Dali's style crystallized into the disturbing blend of precise realism and dreamlike fantasy that became his hallmark. Against desolate landscapes he painted unrelated and often bizarre objects. These pictures, described by Dali as "hand-painted unconscious dream forces", were produced by a creative method he called "paranoiac-critical activity". Dali's most characteristic works also showed the influence of Italian Renaissance masters, the mannerists, and Italian metaphysical painters Carlo Carra and Giorgio de Chirico.
During World War II, Dali and his wife, Gala, took refuge in the US, before returning to Spain. His international reputation continued to grow, based as much on his showy lifestyle and flair for publicity as on his prodigious output of paintings, graphic works, book illustrations, and designs for jewelry, textiles, and stage sets. Dali died in Figueras on January 23, 1989.
DaliLithographs.com is proud to present The Final Editions of Salvador Dali- twelve intriguing Salvador Dali lithographs with Dali's original pencil-signed signature. If you are a Dali fan, you will be delighted as you recognize and identify classic Dali symbolism and his varied techniques and influences as you view the collection in our gallery.
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
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