Salvador Dalí, ‘William Shakespeare: Romeo e Giulietta’, 1975, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘William Shakespeare: Romeo e Giulietta’, 1975, Christie's
Salvador Dalí, ‘William Shakespeare: Romeo e Giulietta’, 1975, Christie's

The prints on white wove card, with text in Italian, title and justification, the text pages on laid paper, with the artist's signature watermark, signed in red crayon on the title page, a dedicated copy from the total edition of 999, published by Editore Rizzoli, Milan, the full sheets, printed to the edges on three sides, bound in burgundy silk boards (as issued), the title embossed in gold on the cover, with the original, matching slipcase; with an additional suite of the ten prints, all signed in red or blue crayon, the full sheets, in good condition, framed (book & ten framed prints)
420 x 350 mm. (overall)

From the Catalogue:
This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, printed on vellum and signed by the publisher.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

See Michel & Löpsinger 1601

A gift from the publisher to Ettore de Simone; then by descent to the present owner.

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