Alchimie des philosophes (Alchemy of the Philosophers)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Atelier Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 835-844

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including L'Ange de l'alchimie (The Angel of Alchemy), Le Creuset philosophal (The Philosopher's Crucible), La Table d'emeraude (The Emerald Table), Le Roi et la reine (The King and Queen), L'Immortalité (Immortality), Le Yin et le yang (Yin and Yang), Le Songe d'un alchimiste ou l'arbre de vie (The Philosopher's Dream or the Tree of Life), Le Phénix (The Phoenix), L'Ouroboros (The Ouroboros), and Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth)

  • 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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Alchimie des philosophes (Alchemy of the Philosophers)

1976
The complete set of 10 drypoints with lithograph and screenprint in colours, with precious and semi-precious stones, on parchment, the full sheets.
all S. 77.4 x 57.4 cm (30 1/2 x 22 5/8 in.)
All signed in black felt-tip pen and numbered 18/225 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Art et Valeur, Paris, all unframed, lacking text and portfolio.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Place Advance Bid

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019