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  • Literature

    Ralf Mischler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 677

  • Catalogue Essay

    Polígrafa has kindly confirmed all of the editions of Venus were printed in black and were sold to Graphis Arte in Livorno, Italy who then added their blindstamp.

  • 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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Etching in black, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 22 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (57.8 x 37.5 cm);
S. 30 x 22 1/4 in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm)

signed and numbered 70/75 in pencil (there were also editions of 75 on Rives, Japanese, Richard de Bas and 4 artist's proofs on each paper), printed by Polígrafa, published by Ateliers Rigal, with the Graphis Arte Livorno blindstamp, the sheet toned, a few foxmarks, creasing and soiling in the margins, mat staining along the upper sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York