Salvador Dalí, ‘Tribute to Cranach’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by: Ateliers Rigal, Paris, France
Provenance/Authenticity: This comes from the Private collection of adame Denise Rigal who was the printer of the portfolio. It is signed by her verso to authenticate the work. “Epreuve faisant de notre collection - Denise Rigal”

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Transworld

Michler & Lopsinger “Catalogue raisonne of etchings & Mixed Media Prints” Number 493 (page 196)
Albert Field “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works” - Number 74-14. (page 70)
Bruce Hochman “Print Price guide to the Graphic works of Salvador Dali” - Page 76 - /1971/4 - Price US$13,000

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