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All images approximately 22 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (57.8 x 39.7 cm)
All sheets 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

All signed and annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 250 on Arches and 250 on Japanese paper), published by Robert Mouret, Paris.

Including: Portrait of La Fontaine; The Elephant …

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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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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Le Bestiare de la Fontaine Dalinesé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized), 1974

The complete set of 12 etchings with drypoint and stencil-coloring, on Arches paper, with full margins, loose (as issued), title page, all contained in the original brown suede portfolio
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
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P
Phillips

All images approximately 22 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (57.8 x 39.7 cm)
All sheets 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Medium

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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