Salvador Dalí, ‘Enterpe’, 1971, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Drypoint printed in black ink on Japan paper, with hand-coloring added

Bearing a pencil signature in the margin lower right.

A fine impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 145 printed on this paper; numbered in Roman numerals in the margin lower left. One of four plates from the series Les Muses. Published by Jean Estrade, La Société d’Éditions d’Art les Heures Claires, Paris, bearing his blindstamp in the margin lower left.

Catalog: Michler/Löpsinger 511.

Sheet Size: 20 ¼ x 26 ¼ inches

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