Les Caprices de Goya de Dali (Dali’s ‘Caprichos’ by Goya): 10 plates

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 849-852, 856, 858, 861, 869, 875, 922

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: A las primeras 18 sillas de mimbre (plate 2); No es verdad, a mí con esas, no... (plate 3); El de los roñones a la brochette (plate 4); El cisne no está para puñetas (plate 5); Cábano (plate 9); Muchachas al avío (plate 11); Qué ramo de bonitas cerezas! (plate 14); Cenicitas (plate 22); Hasta Ensordecer (plate 28); and Los relojes blandos (plate 75)

    In this large-scale project, Dalí reinterpreted Goya’s famous series by introducing his own surrealist elements and satirical interpretation to the issues Goya presented in his etchings: vices, abuses of power and the relationship between men and women. For the published edition, the reworked plates were then re-titled by Dali below the image with repartee to Goya's.

  • 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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Les Caprices de Goya de Dali (Dali’s ‘Caprichos’ by Goya): 10 plates

1977
Ten heliogravures made from Goya's print series (circa 1799 edition) reworked and altered with drypoint and extensive hand-coloring, before Dali's titles and plate numbers were engraved in the plates, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
all I. 9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm)
all S. 17 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (43.8 x 31.1 cm)

All signed and annotated 'Premier Etat-Couleur' (first colored state) in pencil, two with additional proofing notations in the margins in pencil (all hand-colored proofs before the edition of 200 and 20 artist's proofs), including a copy note from Denise Rigal (Atelier Rigal) dated '18.07.15' describing how the series was printed and these examples were colored by Dali, the edition published by Berggruen/Editions Graphiques Internationales, Paris, all unframed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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New York Auction 23 April 2019