Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Aigrettes (The Egrets)’, 1969, Puccio Fine Art

From the series Venus in Furs.
Alternate title is "Femme au Fouet no. 2 (Woman with Whip no. 2)"

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right margin with the Dali blindstamp embossed in lower right margin

Pierre Argillet Archives no. 111
Reference: Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, no. 68-6N, pp. 40-41 (illustrated)
Reference: Michler/Lopsinger, Salvador Dali Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints, 1924-1980, no. 366, pp. 177-179 (illustrated)

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