Salvador Dalí, ‘Spectacles with Holograms and Computers...; and Cyclopean Make-Up, from Imaginations and Objects of the Future’, 1975-76, Phillips

Spectacles Image: 28 x 20 3/4 in. (71.1 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Cyclopean Image: 27 x 20 3/4 in. (68.6 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Both signed and numbered 190/250 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs in Roman numerals and an edition of 50 in Roman numerals), published by Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, both framed.

Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 822 and 827

About Salvador Dalí

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.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain