Salvador Dalí, ‘The Giraffe on Fire’, 1966, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original etching and aquatint printed in brown and black inks on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES FRANCE” watermark, with hand-coloring added.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Dalí.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 150 on this paper, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. One of seven plates comprising the suite Tauromachie Surréaliste. Published by Éditions Argillet, Paris; printed by Atelier Maeght, Paris.

Catalog: Michler-Löpsinger 154; Field 70-11E.

Sheet Size: 19 ¾ x 25 7/8 inches

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with full margins.

Publisher: Pierre Argillet

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