Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Vins de Gala ’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Vins de Gala ’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Vins de Gala ’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Les Vins de Gala ’, 1977, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

his work comes with a certificate by Nicolaus Descharnes dated 31/1/2017 - Archive number d5770 dated 31/1/2017

Signature: Signed and dedicated “POUR / ROUCAUTE / mon Docteur et / Ami Ave [Avec] Reconesence [Reconnaissance]”

Dali was very friendly with his Doctor, Roucaute, who looked after him when the artist was in Paris. There are a number of drawings extant dedicated to this personage.
Note: This work is drawn on the frontispiece of a book entitled “Les Vins de Gala” published by Draeger, Paris, 1977.

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