Salvador Dalí, ‘La conquête du cosmos - Girafe saturnienne’, 1974, Galerie Kellermann

n seiner berühmten Suite „Conquête du Cosmos – Die Eroberung des Kosmos“ thematisiert Dalí den Siegeszug des Surrealismus aus Sicht von Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Die großformatigen Radierungen mit Prägung gehören zu den weltweit meist gesuchten Grafiken des Künstlers.

Kaltnadelradierung auf Farblithografie mit Prägung
aus der Suite „La Conquête du cosmos“, 1974
WVZ Michler-Löpsinger 651
nummeriert und handsigniert

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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