Salvador Dalí, ‘Mystic - From the Four Dreams of Paradise Suite’, 1973, Hidden

From the suite of 4 lithographs published as a portfolio in 1973.
Signed and numbered 146/1000 on Arches paper with full margins published by Zeit Magazin/Observer Grapholith.

Each sheet measures 71x53cm before framing.

Signature: Boldly signed in pencil

Publisher: Zeit Magazin/Observer Grapholith


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