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Salvador Dalí

Untitled (Messenger approaching Cadaques), 1947

Pen and black ink on a fly-leaf from 'Macbeth'
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signed, dated and inscribed 'Pour Paul Eluard, avec l'amitie de tujours pour la vie' in …

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signed, dated and inscribed 'Pour Paul Eluard, avec l'amitie de tujours pour la vie' in black ink, the full sheet, bound, sheet 227 x 150mm (9 x 5 7/8in); the book with 12 black and white illustrations, from the first edition, bound in printed boards, within the original illustrated card slipcase, printed …

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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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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signed, dated and inscribed 'Pour Paul Eluard, avec l'amitie de tujours pour la vie' in black ink, the full sheet, bound, sheet 227 x 150mm (9 x 5 7/8in); the book with 12 black and white illustrations, from the first edition, bound in printed boards, within the original illustrated card slipcase, printed …

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Salvador Dalí
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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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Salvador Dalí

Untitled (Messenger approaching Cadaques), 1947

Pen and black ink on a fly-leaf from 'Macbeth'
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