La Joie de vivre (The Joy of Life)

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 775

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is registered in the Archives Descharnes under number D5790 (a certificate has been issued and is available for purchase from the Archives Descharnes)

  • 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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La Joie de vivre (The Joy of Life)

1974
Drypoint with hand-coloring, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (39.4 x 31.8 cm)
S. 25 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.7 x 50.2 cm)

Signed and annotated 'Pour B.A.T. couleurs' and 'Merci Rigal' in pencil, further annotated 'Epreuve en BAT couleurs faisent partie de notre collection Denise Rigal' in pencil on the reverse (the bon à tirer/good-to-print proof, the edition was 250), published by Editions de Francony, Nice, unframed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

sold for $23,750

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New York Auction 24 April 2018