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The subject of the print relates to sections from the book of Ecclesiasticus about the treatment and comportment of women. Dali paints four nudes in red, the color of passion, alluding to the verse's warning against the power of lust. Behind the figures, Dali added quick iterations of chivalrous figures in black …

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Signed in the plate, lower right
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From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
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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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2019
Masterpiece Collection / SingaporeOpera Gallery
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum BernKunstmuseum Bern
2015
Salvador DalíOpera Gallery
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The Foolish And The Wise Maidens, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
13 3/4 × 19 in
34.9 × 48.3 cm
$1,250
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Baterbys

The subject of the print relates to sections from the book of Ecclesiasticus about the treatment …

Medium
Signature
Signed in the plate, lower right
Series
From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Salvador Dalí
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$650–$1,300
This work
$0
$13,650+

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.

High auction record
£13.5m, Sotheby's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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