Salvador Dalí, ‘Hand signed postcard of Gala’, ca. 1979, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Salvador Dalí, ‘Hand signed postcard of Gala’, ca. 1979, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

Postcard depicting Dali's portrait of Gala in the permanent collection of MOMA. Card is hand signed on the recto (front) and was acquired as part of a prominent collection of artist autographs amassed in the 1970s and 1980s. Card will be accompanied by a COA from Alpha 137 Gallery and authenticity of the signature is guaranteed.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed in ink by Dali on the recto.

Publisher: MOMA

Manufacturer: Museum of Modern Art

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