Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Chairs monarchies ’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

This was published in a portfolio of 12 Photolithographs entitled “Les Diners de Gala”. They can all be described as original prints due to the accompanying etching beneath the main image. The works illustrate fantastic culinary products and were originally accompanied by a cookery book explaining the amazing recipes. The complete portfolio is described as follows:
L’Atrivism (Atrivism) - Michler & Lopsinger 1333 (Pages 143) /Field 77-5 H (Page 78/79)
Les Cannibalismes de l’automne (Autumn Cannibalism) - M&L 1334/ Field 77-5 B (Page 78/79)
Les Montres Molles 1/2 Sommeil (Soft watches half asleep) - M&L 1335/Field 77-5 L (Page 78/79)
Les Chairs monarchies (Monarchial flesh tones) - M&L 1336/Field 77-5 G (Page 78/79)
Les “Je mange Gala” (The I eat Gala) - M&L 1337/Field 77-5 I (Page 78/79)
Les Spoutniks astiques d’asticots statistiques (Sputnicks, Polished by Statistical maggots - M&L 1338 /Field 77-5 E (Page 78/79)
Les Pios noinoches (Nocturnal cravings) - M&L 1339/Field 77-5 J (Page 78/79)
Les Panaches panaches (Variegated Plumes) - M&L 1340/Field 77-5 F (Page 78/79)
Les Delicases petits martyrs (Little martyr delights) - M&L 1341 /Field 77-5 K (Page 78/79)
Les Caprices pinces princiers (Princely pliers caprices) - M&L 1342/Field 77-5 A (Page 78/79)
Les Entre-Plats sodomises (Sodomised entres) - M&L 1343/Field 77-5 D (Page 78/79)
Les Supremes de malaises Lilliputiens (Supfremes of Lilliputian Malasises) - M&L1344/ Field 77-C H (Page 78/79)
Reference: Michler and Lopsinger: “Catalogue Raisonne of Prints II” Number 1336
Albert Field: “The Official Catalogg of the Graphic works of Salvador Dali” 77-5G
Bruce Hochman “Print Price Guide to the Graphic works of Salvador Dali” 2014 edition 1977.11 - price at US$7250

Series: Les Diners de Gala

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Jean Lavigne

M&L 1336/Field 77-5 G (Page 78/79)

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