Salvador Dalí - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 567-577

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: L'homme ressuscité par l'holographie de l'écureuil (Croissant Holograph); Immortalité du Dalianus Galae (Itinerant Insect); Épitaphe de l'Immortalité (Epitaph on Immortality); Immortalité de l'impérialisme génétique (Genetic Imperialism); Le système Caga i Menja (Trajan in Romania); Immortalité de Castor et Pollux (Castor and Pollux); Immortalité tétraédrique du cube (Tetrahedral Cube); La Sainte Trinité, sainte persitstance de la mémoire (Trinity); Anamorphose des anamorphoses et tout est hologrammorphose (Anamorphosis); Zootrope et Tour Boullée (Tower of Eternal Well-being) and Immortalité stéréoscopique et stéréochimique de la monarchie (Immortal Monarchy)

    An astonishing achievement by Dali, this set was thought-out, written and illustrated by Salvador Dali in Port Lligat, Paris and New York in 1971-1972.

  • 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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Dix recettes d’immortalité (Ten Recipes for Immortality)

The complete set of 11 etchings with drypoint and heliogravure (three are pop-up multiples, two in colors and one with gilt), on Auvergne Richard de Bas paper (with a spiral immortality design by Dalí), the full sheets and with margins, the multiples in heavy card stock, plastic or metal, with text in French and English, all contained in the original paper folios with colored binding and text, original paper folio with gilt title, original tinted acrylic case by Henri Mercher and cast iron telephone handle by Keusseyan marked 'Dali', two locks, articulated jaws, all within the original brown cloth-covered slipcase.
Portfolio 25 3/4 x 19 x 5 1/4 in. (65.4 x 48.3 x 13.3 cm)
All signed, numbered 146/210 in pencil and stamped with the notary's inkstamp on the reverse, additionally signed by the artist, Robert Descharnes, Jean Audouin and the notary in pencil and stamp-numbered '146' on the justification, published by Audouni-Descharnes, Paris.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $8,190

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New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020