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Salvador Dalí

Le musée de genie et du caprice. (The Museum of Genius and Whim.), 1974

Drypoint etching with pochoir stencil on Velin de Rives paper.
26 × 19 7/10 in
66 × 50 cm
Edition of 195
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500
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Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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One of 12 plates from the After 50 Years of Surrealism portfolio.

One of 12 plates from the After 50 Years of Surrealism portfolio.

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Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, numbered lower left, Transworld blind stamp lower left.
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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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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One of 12 plates from the After 50 Years of Surrealism portfolio.

One of 12 plates from the After 50 Years of Surrealism portfolio.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, numbered lower left, Transworld blind stamp lower left.
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

Le musée de genie et du caprice. (The Museum of Genius and Whim.), 1974

Drypoint etching with pochoir stencil on Velin de Rives paper.
26 × 19 7/10 in
66 × 50 cm
Edition of 195
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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