Salvador Dalí, ‘Mythology: Argus ’, 1963, Print, Hand-colored etching, Off The Wall Gallery
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Salvador Dalí

Mythology: Argus , 1963

Hand-colored etching
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
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Off The Wall Gallery
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From The Pierre Argillet Collection

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Dali's Mythologie .
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, ‘Mythology: Argus ’, 1963, Print, Hand-colored etching, Off The Wall Gallery
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Off The Wall Gallery
Houston

From The Pierre Argillet Collection

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower margins
Certificate of authenticity
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Series
Dali's Mythologie .
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

Mythology: Argus , 1963

Hand-colored etching
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
.
Sold
Location
Houston
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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