Salvador Dalí, ‘Tristan et Iseult’, 1970, Phillips

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All images: 39.7 x 26 cm (15 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
All sheets: 45.3 x 32.5 cm (17 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Signature: Each signed in pencil on the front and annotated 'Epreuve de notre collection' and signed by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse (a proof set without text, aside from the German edition of 125 on Rives, of which the first 25 contained a signed suite, there were also 3 copies designated A-C), published by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, all unframed.

Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 406-426

Ateliers Rigal, Paris
Private Collection, France

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