Salvador Dalí, ‘L’amour sacré de Gala. (The Sacred Love of Gala).’, 1974, Peter Harrington Gallery

One of 12 plates from the After 50 Years of Surrealism portfolio. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and acrylic glass.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, numbered lower left, Transworld blind stamp lower left. Printed Transworld copyright to verso.

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