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Salvador Dalí, ‘Oysters & Nude (The Game of Oysters - Jacques Casanova), 1967’, 1967, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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Salvador Dalí

Oysters & Nude (The Game of Oysters - Jacques Casanova), 1967, 1967

Watercolor, charcoal and pen on watercolor paper, signed 'Dalí' upper center
15 × 12 in
38.1 × 30.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

*This is the original watercolor that inspired the Casanova Suite’s
“Plate J – Oysters & Nude” …

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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, ‘Oysters & Nude (The Game of Oysters - Jacques Casanova), 1967’, 1967, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

*This is the original watercolor that inspired the Casanova Suite’s
“Plate J – Oysters & Nude” (Field Catalog #67-4, pg. 32).

We amused ourselves eating oysters, exchanging them when we already had them in our mouths….there is no more lascivious and voluptuous game between two lovers….What a sauce that is which …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed By the Artist
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
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

Oysters & Nude (The Game of Oysters - Jacques Casanova), 1967, 1967

Watercolor, charcoal and pen on watercolor paper, signed 'Dalí' upper center
15 × 12 in
38.1 × 30.5 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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