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From the birth of Venus to the fall of Icarus, the Surrealist master Salvador Dalí often depicted scenes from classical mythology in his paintings and prints. Dalí’s interest in mythology stemmed from his admiration for the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who taught that ancient myths reveal fundamental truths about the …

An original signed photolithograph from an original gouache on Arches paper by Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) titled "Helen of Troy (Angel with Wand)", 1977. Comes from the 1977 portfolio: 'Hommage a Homere'. Photolithography is lithography using plates made photographically. Limited …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand pencil signed by Dali lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Comes from the 1977 portfolio: 'Hommage a Homere'.
Publisher
Levine & Levine
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art

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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Helen of Troy (Angel with Wand), 1977

Photolithograph
31 × 21 1/2 in
78.7 × 54.6 cm
Edition 107/350
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Location
St. Augustine
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From the birth of Venus to the fall of Icarus, the Surrealist master Salvador Dalí often depicted …

An original signed photolithograph from an original gouache on Arches paper by Spanish artist …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand pencil signed by Dali lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Comes from the 1977 portfolio: 'Hommage a Homere'.
Publisher
Levine & Levine
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art

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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