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Salvador Dalí

Papillons de l’anti-matière (Anti-matter with Butterflies), 1974

Drypoint etching over chromolithograph with embossing on Arches paper
39 2/5 × 27 3/5 in
100 × 70 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
£4,000
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Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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One of 25 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 195. Presented in a hand made white gold leaf …

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One of 25 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 195. Presented in a hand made white gold leaf frame with acrylic glazing.

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Signature
Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, inscribed EA lower left.
Publisher
Jean Lavigne
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.

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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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One of 25 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 195. Presented in a hand made white gold leaf …

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One of 25 artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 195. Presented in a hand made white gold leaf frame with acrylic glazing.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right by Dalí, inscribed EA lower left.
Publisher
Jean Lavigne
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

Papillons de l’anti-matière (Anti-matter with Butterflies), 1974

Drypoint etching over chromolithograph with embossing on Arches paper
39 2/5 × 27 3/5 in
100 × 70 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
£4,000
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