Salvador Dalí, ‘The Marquis de Sade portfolio’, 1969, Books and Portfolios, Twenty two lithographs in colors, Rago/Wright
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Salvador Dalí

The Marquis de Sade portfolio, 1969

Twenty two lithographs in colors
25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
64.8 × 49.5 cm
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Signed and numbered to lower edge ‘5/H.C. Dali’ This work is an hors commerce apart from the …

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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.

Salvador Dalí, ‘The Marquis de Sade portfolio’, 1969, Books and Portfolios, Twenty two lithographs in colors, Rago/Wright
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Signed and numbered to lower edge ‘5/H.C. Dali’ This work is an hors commerce apart from the numbered edition of 160 printed and published by Shorewood Publishers, Inc., New York.

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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.

Salvador Dalí

The Marquis de Sade portfolio, 1969

Twenty two lithographs in colors
25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
64.8 × 49.5 cm
Bidding closed
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