L'Aéroplane (Aeroplane), 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 810

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is registered in the Archives Descharnes under number D-5669 (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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L'Aéroplane (Aeroplane), for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions)

1975
Drypoint with extensive hand-colouring in gouache, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 36.5 x 50.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
S. 56.5 x 76 cm (22 1/4 x 29 7/8 in.)

Signed and inscribed 'Bon à tirer couleur' in pencil (the 'good to print' impression before 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 centre of the plate and in the lower margin, printed by Atelier Rigals, Paris, inscribed 'Epreuve pour essais couleurs en BAT pour Salvador Dali. Epreuve faisant partie de notre collection' by Nicole Rigal in pencil on the reverse, unframed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

sold for £5,625

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London Auction 19 January 2017