Salvador Dalí - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, July 24, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 871, 877-879, 882, 888, 891, 902, 913, and 920

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Es un cuadro colosal (plate 24); Cuando Dalí siempre ha dicho que Cézanne no vale nada al lado de François Millet (plate 30); Ora pro nobis (plate 31); Cuerda hipnagógica de Lulio estringido (plate 32); El arcabuz produce monstruos (plate 35); Ni menos ni más (plate 41); Como las gambas (plate 44); y ven y ven y ven (plate 55); Oreja mojada (plate 66); Menos a las tres (plate 73)

    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 Dalí below the image with repartee to Goya's titles.

  • Artist Biography

    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

Ten heliogravures with extensive hand-coloring, made from Goya's print series (circa 1799 edition) reworked and altered with drypoint and unique coloring, before Dali's titles and plate numbers were engraved in the plates, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
all I. 9 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.4 x 20.6 cm)
all S. 17 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (44.5 x 31.1 cm)

All signed and annotated 'Premier Etat-Couleur' (first colored state) in pencil (all hand-colored proofs before the edition of 200 and 20 artist's proofs), two with additional proofing notations in pencil, 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 Dalí, the edition published by Berggruen/Editions Graphiques Internationales, Paris, all unframed.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,000

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020