Planetary and Scatological Vision, from Conquest of the Cosmos

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    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 645

  • 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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Planetary and Scatological Vision, from Conquest of the Cosmos

1974
Etching and drypoint on lithograph with embossing in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 29 3/8 x 21 3/4 in. (74.6 x 55.2 cm)
S. 39 x 27 3/8 in. (99.1 x 69.5 cm)

Signed and numbered LXXV/CLXXXXV in pencil (there was also an edition of 195 in Arabic numerals), published by Jean Lavigne, Paris, framed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 2,000 

sold for $875

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New York Auction 24 April 2018