Salvador Dalí, ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’, 1966-67, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’, 1966-67, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’, 1966-67, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’, 1966-67, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘Tauromachie Surréaliste’, 1966-67, Christie's

Each signed in pencil, numbered LXXVII/C (there was also an edition of 250 on Arches wove paper), published by Pierre Argillet, Paris, 1970, each with the blindstamp Dali, the full sheets, with deckle edges on all four sides, in very good condition, loose (as issued), in the original blue and brown cloth-covered folder with the artist's signature in gilt on the front (portfolio)
Plate 318 x 412 mm., Sheet 510 x 660 mm.
685 x 545 mm. (overall)

From the Catalogue:
Dali based his series on seven plates from Picasso's famous series La Tauromaquia (see lot 96), which he re-interpreted in a surrealist vein.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Michler & Löpsinger 154-160; Field 70-11

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