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Salvador Dalí

Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror, Albert Skira, Paris, 1934

The complete set of 42 etchings, on Arches paper
14 1/10 × 11 × 3 in
35.9 × 27.9 × 7.6 cm
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With title page, text in French, and justification page, dedicated in ink by the artist to Henri …

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With title page, text in French, and justification page, dedicated in ink by the artist to Henri Lefevre on the justification page, copy 7 of 40 on this paper (the total edition was 210), with original printed wrappers and portfolio slipcase. (330 x 250 mm.)
Overall: 14 1/8 x 11 x 3 in. (359 x 279 x 76 mm.)
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

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With title page, text in French, and justification page, dedicated in ink by the artist to Henri …

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With title page, text in French, and justification page, dedicated in ink by the artist to Henri Lefevre on the justification page, copy 7 of 40 on this paper (the total edition was 210), with original printed wrappers and portfolio slipcase. (330 x 250 mm.)
Overall: 14 1/8 x 11 x 3 in. (359 x 279 x 76 mm.)
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Print
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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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.

Salvador Dalí

Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror, Albert Skira, Paris, 1934

The complete set of 42 etchings, on Arches paper
14 1/10 × 11 × 3 in
35.9 × 27.9 × 7.6 cm
Bidding closed
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