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Faust (La Nuit de Warpurgis) (Field 69-1; M&L 298-308k), 1968/1969

The complete set of 11 etchings with hand colouring in watercolour and gold
15 1/10 × 11 1/10 in
38.4 × 28.3 cm
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Each signed and numbered from the edition of 145 in pencil, on Japan paper, printed by Graphik …

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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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Each signed and numbered from the edition of 145 in pencil, on Japan paper, printed by Graphik Europa, Anstalt, published by Robbe, Paris, each with the Dali watermark, all with full margins, sheets 384 x 283mm (15 1/8 x 11 1/8in) (11) (unframed)

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Salvador Dalí
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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

Faust (La Nuit de Warpurgis) (Field 69-1; M&L 298-308k), 1968/1969

The complete set of 11 etchings with hand colouring in watercolour and gold
15 1/10 × 11 1/10 in
38.4 × 28.3 cm
Bidding closed
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