Salvador Dalí, ‘The Quest (Field 80-1E)’, 1980, Forum Auctions
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Salvador Dalí

The Quest (Field 80-1E), 1980

Etching with aquatint printed in colours
15 7/10 × 17 1/2 in
40 × 44.5 cm
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Signed, inscribed 'G' and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on Arches wove paper, …

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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 Quest (Field 80-1E)’, 1980, Forum Auctions
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Signed, inscribed 'G' and numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil, on Arches wove paper, as included in 'Historia de Don Quichotte de la Mancha', published by Levine and Levine, New York for DALART, with the DALART NV blindstamp, with full margins, plate 400 x 445mm (15 3/4 x 17 1/2in) (unframed)

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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 Quest (Field 80-1E), 1980

Etching with aquatint printed in colours
15 7/10 × 17 1/2 in
40 × 44.5 cm
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