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Salvador Dalí

The Art Institute, from Visions of Chicago, 1972

Drypoint with hand-coloring, on Japanese paper, with full margins
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
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Image: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (49.5 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet: 26 x 20 …

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Image: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (49.5 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet: 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm)

Signed and numbered XXVII/L in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs and an edition of 100 in Arabic numerals), published by Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, framed.

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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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

Image: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (49.5 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet: 26 x 20 …

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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

Image: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (49.5 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet: 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm)

Signed and numbered XXVII/L in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs and an edition of 100 in Arabic numerals), published by Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, framed.

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Print
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.”

Salvador Dalí

The Art Institute, from Visions of Chicago, 1972

Drypoint with hand-coloring, on Japanese paper, with full margins
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
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