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

The spirit of the guardian angel theme, emblematic of the Klein Collection, is wonderfully captured in this very special drawing, showing a reverently kneeling angel holding an olive branch, a symbol of peace and hope. This thoughtful work was made in the 32-page catalogue, The Photographer & The Artist, opening 4-7pm, thru March 6, 1976 at Sidney Janis, 6 West 57th. New York. (Copyright 1976)

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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