Salvador Dalí, ‘LA TÉLÉVISION (Television)’, 1966, Galerie d'Orsay

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with full margins. Michler/Löpsinger 158; Field 70-11D. A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 100 on this paper, numbered in pencil lower left (apart from the edition of 150 on Arches wove paper). One of seven plates from the album Tauromachie Surréaliste. Published by Éditions Argillet, Paris; printed by Atelier Maeght, Paris. Bearing the Dalí signature stamp in the margin lower right. Edition # XXXII/C.

Signature: Hand-signed in pencil lower right Dalí.  

Publisher: Published by Éditions Argillet, Paris

from the collection of Pierre Argillet, Paris, accompanied by a certificate from his Musée du Surréalisme, dated March 17, 1997.

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