Salvador Dalí, ‘Original Dali Drawing By Dali’, Robin Rile Fine Art

How fitting that Dali would choose his own book- that is, a book he conceived and authored- to create one of his finest original drawings, this one in black crayon. It is dedicated not only to his friend, but to his “great friend, Dr. Edmund Klein.” This is truly one of the more gallant and muscular portrayals of a horse, whose Don Quixote-like rider is tall and proud in the saddle, against a backdrop of a glimpse of mountainous terrain and birds streaking across the sky. The Daliesque perspective lines are seen on the ground below.
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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