Salvador Dalí, ‘Nu (Le nu sanguine) (M & L 250; Field 68-2C)’, 1968, Forum Auctions

Etching printed in red, 1968, signed and numbered from the edition 150 in pencil, on Arches paper, printed by Robbe, published by Pierre Argillet, Paris, with the Dali blindstamp, the full sheet 570 x 380mm (22 1/2 x 15in) (unframed)

Both Michler and Löpsinger, and Field record the additional edition of 150 of this one plate from 'Les Amours de Cassandre'.

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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