Le Bestiare de la Fontaine Dalinesé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Lopsinger 653-664

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Portrait of La Fontaine; The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey; The Horse that wanted Revenge on the Stag; The Raven and the Fox; Plague-Stricken Animals; The Horse and the Wolf; The Sick Stag; The Stag Reflected in the Water; The Monkey and the Leopard; The Coach and the Fly; The Lion's Court; and The Oak and the Reed

  • 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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Le Bestiare de la Fontaine Dalinesé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

1974
The complete set of 12 etchings with drypoint and stencil-coloring, on Arches paper, with full margins, loose (as issued), title page, all contained in the original brown suede portfolio.
all I. approximately 22 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (57.8 x 39.7 cm)
all S. 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

All signed and annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 250 on Arches and 250 on Japanese paper), published by Robert Mouret, Paris.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $18,750

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New York Auction 24 April 2018