Salvador Dalí, ‘The Kneeling Woman, from: Venus in Furs’, 1968, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Dalí" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 145 at the lower left margin.
This etching was hand-coloured with watercolour by Dalí himself.
This etching was printed in a limited edition of only 145 hand-coloured etchings on Japan paper.
It was included in the portfolio, "Venus aux Fourrures" to accompany the text by Leopold von Sacher Masoch that was published in 1969 by Graphik Europa Anstalt.
The etching was printed by Braillard, Geneva, and published by Editions Argillet, Paris.
There was a further book edition that included also these etchings, but they were not hand coloured.
The paper also bears Dali's signature dry stamp at the lower right margin.

Literature:

  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. 361
  2. Field, A. (1996). The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí. New York: The Salvador Dalí Archives. Reference: Field 68-6 G

Condition: Very good condition. Pale discolouring at the sheet edge. Soft rippling in the margins. Tipped to a backing board in each corner.

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