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Dali Paris
Paris

This work is part of a series of 12 works inspired by botanical illustrations by French pomologist Pierre-Antoine Poiteau, published in 1846, which here are transformed into a surrealist composition.

Created at the time of Dali’s greatest surrealist powers, these 12 engravings and lithographs, each signed by hand by …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, numbered on the front lower left and signed on the front lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Fruits

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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Grapefruit, 1969

Original engraving + lithograph
29 9/10 × 22 in
76 × 56 cm
Edition of 340
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€5,000 - 7,500
Location
Paris
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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DP
Dali Paris
Paris

This work is part of a series of 12 works inspired by botanical illustrations by French pomologist …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, numbered on the front lower left and signed on the front lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Fruits

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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