Salvador Dalí, ‘La Conquête du Cosmos II (Conquest of the Cosmos II)’, 1974, Phillips

All images: 29 3/4 x 22 in. (75.6 x 55.9 cm)
All sheets: 39 1/4 x 27 1/2 in. (99.7 x 69.9 cm)

All signed and numbered LX/CLXXXXV in pencil, additionally signed by Jean Lavigne (there were also 195 on Arches and 195 proofs on Arches and Rives BFK paper), published by Jean Lavigne, Paris, two framed.

Including: Latecomer from the Last Planet; Planetary and Scatological Vision; The Unicorn Laser Disintegrates the Horns of Cosmic Rhinoceroses; The Caduceus of Mars Nourished by Jupiter's Ball of Fire; Saturnian Giraffe and The Blood of Yin and Yang

Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 641, 645-46, 650-52

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