Salvador Dalí, ‘Infra-terrestres adorés par Dalí à 5 ans car il se croyait insecte (Infraterrestrials Worshipped by Dali at the Age of Five Because He Believed Himself an Insect)’, 1974, Peter Harrington Gallery

One of 25 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 195. Presented in a hand made white gold leaf frame with acrylic glazing.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, inscribed EA lower left.

Publisher: Jean Lavigne

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