Salvador Dalí, ‘Memories of Surrealism’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery

Each one of the 12 original prints in this portfolio is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Dali" in the lower right margin.
They are also all hand numbered in pencil "F 53/175" in the lower left margin.
They each bear the Salvador Dali drystamp on the lower left corner.
The work was printed in a limited edition of 175 impressions with the text in French in 1971 by Atelier Rigal and Ateliers Jobin, Lausanne.
The portfolio was published by Transworld Art, New York.

The lithographs are based on original gouaches with collage by Dali, and he added to each one an original etching.
It is also accompanied by text by Dali, and an introduction by Pierre Restany.

Each work is titled separately as following:
A- Angel of Dada Surrealism
B- Surrealist Flower Girl
C- Ultra Surrealist Corpuscular Galutska
D- Space Elephant
E- Surrealist King
F- The Eye of Surrealist Time
G- Surrealist Portrait of Dali Surrounded by Butterflies
H- Dressed in the Nude in the Surrealist Fashion
I- Crazy, Crazy, Crazy Minerv
J- Caring for a Surrealist Watch
K- Surrealist Crutches
L- Surrealist Gastronomy

Literature:

  1. "Dali Salvador, Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings Tome I, 1924-1980", by Ralf Michler and Lutz Lupsinger
    Reference: Lupsinger, No. 494-505
  2. Field, Albert, 1996. The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali. The Salvador Dali Archives, New York.
    Reference: Field 71-15 A-L

Condition: Prints in Excellent Condition. Outside of portfolio has minor scuffs.

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