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Salvador Dalí

Symbols Portfolio, 1970

Etching on Rives BFK paper, with full margins
12 3/4 × 9 3/4 in
32.4 × 24.8 cm
Edition 55/150
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Published by Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hills, California

LITERATURE: Fields, 70-12 Bruce …

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Published by Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hills, California

LITERATURE: Fields, 70-12 Bruce Hochman OS has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this lot.

Condition Report: Mild cockling along upper edge; dent to upper right edge on each; dent to lower left edge of each. Comes in original white portfolio.

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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.

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About the work
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Published by Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hills, California

LITERATURE: Fields, 70-12 Bruce …

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Published by Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hills, California

LITERATURE: Fields, 70-12 Bruce Hochman OS has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this lot.

Condition Report: Mild cockling along upper edge; dent to upper right edge on each; dent to lower left edge of each. Comes in original white portfolio.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margins
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Symbols Portfolio, 1970

Etching on Rives BFK paper, with full margins
12 3/4 × 9 3/4 in
32.4 × 24.8 cm
Edition 55/150
Bidding closed
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