Salvador Dalí, ‘Our hosts and curator with Dali's original "Romeo & Juliet #9" and Romeo & Juliet #10"’, ca. 1967, Robin Rile Fine Art

These original works were used to create Dali's 1975 "Romeo & Juliet" portfolio. They depict the Marriage of Romeo & Juliet by Death itself (R&J#9) and the Ascension of Romeo & Juliet's souls to the Angels (R&J#10). Each work is accompanied by an original certification of authenticity from Nicolas and Oliver Descharnes, 14 April 2017.

Signature: Each work is hand-signed and dated by the artist.

CIBO Salvador Dali exhibition for Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017.

Private Collection, Rome. Private collection, Miami (from above)

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