Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Venus with Furs Portfolio’, 1968, Robin Rile Fine Art

Each one of the sixteen original etchings in this portfolio is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Dalí” at the lower right margin. They are also all hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 145, at the lower left margin. The etchings illustrate the text by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch for the publication “Vénus aux Fourrures”. Very good condition. Some sheets with pale time-staining in the margins. Soft, unobtrusive handling creases at the sheet edges. Works are hand-colored by Dali himself using watercolors and gold finish paint. The degree of hand-coloring will vary across the edition, but every sheet has been heightened by the artist.With Original Portfolio Binding. Never Framed.

Signature: Each one of the sixteen original etchings in this portfolio is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Dalí” at the lower right margin.

  1. Michler, R. & Löpsinger, L. W. (1994). Salvador Dalí: Das Druckgraphische Werk 1924-1980.Œuvrekatalog der Radierungen und Mixed-Media-Graphiken. Munich & New York: Prestel Verlag.

Reference: Michler & Löpsinger, No. 357-372

  1. Field, A. (1996). The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí. New York: The Salvador Dalí Archives. Reference: Field 68-6

Private collection, Europe.

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