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Salvador Dalí

Princely Plier Caprices, 1971

Lithograph in color with etched remarque
21 7/8 × 29 3/8 in
55.6 × 74.6 cm
Edition 309/395
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About the work
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Framed

These works are from the set of lithographs printed on the heavier Rives BFK paper, rather …

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Framed

These works are from the set of lithographs printed on the heavier Rives BFK paper, rather than the portion of the set published on Japan paper.

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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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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About the work
Heather James Gallery Auction

Framed

These works are from the set of lithographs printed on the heavier Rives BFK paper, rather …

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Framed

These works are from the set of lithographs printed on the heavier Rives BFK paper, rather than the portion of the set published on Japan paper.

Medium
Print
Signature
Lower right
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
Follow

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.”

Salvador Dalí

Princely Plier Caprices, 1971

Lithograph in color with etched remarque
21 7/8 × 29 3/8 in
55.6 × 74.6 cm
Edition 309/395
Bidding closed
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