Salvador Dalí, ‘Plate 12 from Les Chants de Maldoror’, 1935, Print, Drypoint engraving, BigTown Gallery
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Salvador Dalí

Plate 12 from Les Chants de Maldoror, 1935

Drypoint engraving
13 × 10 in
33 × 25.4 cm
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Rochester
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BigTown Gallery
Rochester

The image is from "Les Chants de Maldoror" (1934, Skira Editions). Only part was …

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Le Chants de Maldoror
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, ‘Plate 12 from Les Chants de Maldoror’, 1935, Print, Drypoint engraving, BigTown Gallery
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The image is from "Les Chants de Maldoror" (1934, Skira Editions). Only part was initially printed, subsequently the remainder was published by Argillet, Paris. There are 42 plates of images that were from engraved copper plates.

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Signed and dated by the artist.
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Le Chants de Maldoror
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

Plate 12 from Les Chants de Maldoror, 1935

Drypoint engraving
13 × 10 in
33 × 25.4 cm
.
Sold
Location
Rochester
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