L'Ampoule à incandescence (The Electric Lightbulb), for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions)

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 811

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is registered in the Archive Descharnes under number d5613.

  • 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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L'Ampoule à incandescence (The Electric Lightbulb), for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions)

1975
Drypoint with extensive hand-coloring in watercolor and ink, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 20 x 14 3/8 in. (50.8 x 36.5 cm)
S. 29 7/8 x 22 3/8 in. (75.9 x 56.8 cm)

Signed and inscribed 'Bon a tirer' in pencil (the 'good to print' impression, aside from the edition of 450 and 60 artist's proofs on Arches, published by Editions de Francony/Editions Graphiques Internationales), with further pencil annotations in the margins, printed by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, inscribed 'Epreuve rehaussée à la main par S. Dali pour essai en couleurs en BAT. Epreuve faisant partie de notre Collection Denise Rigal' by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse, including the Certificate of Authenticity from Archives Descharnes, unframed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $16,250

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New York Auction 26 October 2016