Salvador Dalí, ‘Merville and his Sons Reunited, from Three Plays by the Marquis de Sade’, 1969, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, Phillips
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Salvador Dalí

Merville and his Sons Reunited, from Three Plays by the Marquis de Sade, 1969

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
25 1/2 × 19 4/5 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
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Image: 20 x 15 3/4 in. (50.8 x 40 cm)
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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, ‘Merville and his Sons Reunited, from Three Plays by the Marquis de Sade’, 1969, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, Phillips
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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

Image: 20 x 15 3/4 in. (50.8 x 40 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (64.8 x 50.2 cm)

Signed and numbered 119/160 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs in Roman numerals and 6 artist's proofs in Arabic numerals), published by Shorewood Publishers, New York, framed.

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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

Merville and his Sons Reunited, from Three Plays by the Marquis de Sade, 1969

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
25 1/2 × 19 4/5 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
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