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Title: Purgatory Canto #21, The Divine Comedy (Field 195)
Year: 1959-1964
Medium: Engraving on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 4765, plus proofs
Size: 13 x 10.25 inches
Condition: Excellent
Notes: Published by Jean Estrade of Les Heures Claires, Paris. During the 1950's Salvador Dali was commissioned to illustrate The Divine …

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Jean Estrade of Les Heures Claires, Paris
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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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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Purgatory Canto #21, The Divine Comedy (Field 195), 1959-1964

Engraving on BFK Rives paper
13 × 10 1/4 in
33 × 26 cm
Edition of 4765
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Title: Purgatory Canto #21, The Divine Comedy (Field 195)
Year: 1959-1964
Medium: Engraving on BFK …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Divine Comedy
Publisher
Jean Estrade of Les Heures Claires, Paris
Price ranges of small prints by Salvador Dalí
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$800–$1,200
This work
$0
$8,400+

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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