Salvador Dalí, ‘Vision of an Angel of Cap Creus ’, 1980, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Vision of an Angel of Cap Creus ’, 1980, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Vision of an Angel of Cap Creus ’, 1980, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

This was part of a suite entitled “Flordali” which consisted of 10 etchings. These were executed after gouaches created by Dali especially for this edition.
Size: 748 x 540 mms (sheet) - 582 x 432 mms (Image size)
Printer: Levine & Levine
Published by: Dalart
Edition: 18/350
Notes: Field lists this item as a cooperative lithograph which was made after an original painting by the artist. The same subject was made by Dali as a bronze sculpture (See “Sculptures and objects : Dali - the Hard and the Soft - by Robert and Nicolas Descharnes. Page 240 - Reference 617). Salvador Dalí reinvents a classic religious depiction through an unusual surrealistic interpretation. As symbolised in this work, the strength and supremacy of God is represented by a thumb from which all life emerges (the branches of the trees). To the right of this divine being stands humanity: a man bursting with life. An Angel sits reflecting the duality of human nature and the futility of human endeavour emphasised by the crutch behind the Angel.

Series: Flordali

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Dalart

Albert Field (“The Official Catalogue of the Graphic works of Salvador Dali “) Reference 80-8 page 187
Michler-Lopsinger (Catalogue Raisonee of Prints II) Number 1581
Bruce Hochman “Print Guide to the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” 1980.6 (page 155) - Catalogue price US$10,500

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