Salvador Dalí, ‘The Bull is Dead, from: The Opera Carmen’, 1970, Gilden's Art Gallery

1904 – Figueras - 1989 (Spanish)

Title: The Bull is Dead, from: The Opera Carmen, 1970

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 65 x 50.2 cm. / 25.6 x 19.8 in.
Image size: 54 x 42.5 cm. / 21.3 x 16.7 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil "Dalí" at the lower right margin.
It is hand numbered in pencil with Arabic numerals, at the lower left margin.
Our impression is from the edition of 125 on Arches paper for the American market, there was also an edition of 125 on Arches paper numbered with Roman numerals for the European market.
It is one of 25 original lithographs for the portfolio “Carmen”.
It was printed by Wolfensberger and published by Shorewood Publishers, New York in 1970.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the left margin.


  1. Michler, R. & Löpsinger, L. W. (1994). Salvador Dalí: Das Druckgraphische Werk 1924-1980.Œuvrekatalog der Radierungen und Mixed-Media-Graphiken. Munich & New York: Prestel Verlag.
    Reference: Michler & Löpsinger, No. 1308
  2. Field, A. (1996). The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí. New York: The Salvador Dalí Archives. Reference: Field 70-1 V

Condition: Very good condition. A band of adhesive staining along the upper sheet edge. Soft creasing in the left margin.

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