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Salvador Dalí, ‘Flora Dalinae (Michler & Löpsinger 227-236; Field 68-3 A-J)’, 1968, Sotheby's

Each signed in pencil and inscribed 'E.H.', a proof aside from the numbered edition of 175, hinged to tabs in the binding, on ja**pon nacré paper, with title pages and justification, printed by l'Atelier Rigal, Paris and l'Atelier d'Art L'Ibis, Paris, published by Maurice Gonon, contained in the original tan suede-covered boards (10 prints).

plates: 585 by 390 mm 23 by 15 1/3 in
overall: 780 by 595 by 20 mm 30 3/4 by 23 3/8 by 3/4 in

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