After 50 Years of Surrealism

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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 665-676

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Flung Out Like a Fag-end by the Big-Wigs; Gala's Godly Back; Picasso: A Ticket for Glory; The Laurels of Happiness; The Curse Overthrown; The Great Inquisitor Expels the Saviour; Freud with a Snail Head; A Shattering Entrance upon the American Stage; God, Time, Space, and the Pope; The Divine Love of Gala; Gala's Castle; and The Museum of Genius and Fancy

  • Artist Bio

    Salvador Dalí

    Spanish • 1904 - 1989

    Salvador Dalí was perhaps the most broadly known member of the Surrealist movement of the early twentieth century. Heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud, the avant-garde style explored consciousness and dream-like states through exaggerated landscapes and bizarre or grotesque imagery. Using the means of painting, sculpture, printmaking, film and literature, Dalí explored these ideas with a meticulous hand and inventive wit. 

    Although known for his role in Surrealism, Dalí was also a seminal example of celebrity showmanship and the cult of personality, a phenomenon that dominates popular culture today. Always a colorful and flamboyant presence with his signature cape, wide-eyed expression and trademark upturned waxed mustache, Dalí was a master of self-promotion and spectacle.

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Property from a Private Collection

After 50 Years of Surrealism

1974
The complete set of 12 etchings with hand-coloring, on Velin d'Arches paper, with full margins, each contained in a folder with text by André Parinaud.
all S. 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.4 x 50.2 cm)
all I. approximately 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (40 x 29.8 cm)
portfolio 28 1/4 x 21 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (71.8 x 55.2 x 6.4 cm)

All signed and numbered `A 106/195' in pencil, also signed in pencil and numbered in ink on the colophon (from the English edition of 195 and 35 artist's proofs in Roman numerals; there was also an edition of 29 on Japon nacré, an edition of 195 and 35 artist's proofs in Roman numerals with text in French including a suite on Japon nacré) published by Transworld Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (with their blindstamp), all contained in the original black linen-covered portfolio case.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

sold for $12,500

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017