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Salvador Dalí

Georges Hugnet, Onan, éditions surréalistes, Paris, 1934

The complete book containing one signed etching with aquatint and drypoint, on Chine paper
13 1/2 × 11 2/5 in
34.2 × 29 cm
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With title page and text in French, inscribed in brown pencil by the author to Robert Altmann on …

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With title page and text in French, inscribed in brown pencil by the author to Robert Altmann on the title page, with three additional sketches (two in ink and one in pencil) by Dali on two sheets, copy number 1 of 3 (one of three on this paper, the total edition was 277), bound, with original paper wrapper with …

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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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With title page and text in French, inscribed in brown pencil by the author to Robert Altmann on …

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With title page and text in French, inscribed in brown pencil by the author to Robert Altmann on the title page, with three additional sketches (two in ink and one in pencil) by Dali on two sheets, copy number 1 of 3 (one of three on this paper, the total edition was 277), bound, with original paper wrapper with …

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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

Georges Hugnet, Onan, éditions surréalistes, Paris, 1934

The complete book containing one signed etching with aquatint and drypoint, on Chine paper
13 1/2 × 11 2/5 in
34.2 × 29 cm
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