Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 817

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is registered in the Archives Descharnes under number #d5603 (a certificate has been issued and is available for purchase from the Archives Descharnes)

  • 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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L'automobile, for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions) (The Car, for Homage to Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions))

Drypoint with extensive hand-colouring in gouache, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 36 x 50 cm (14 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
S. 56.3 x 75 cm (22 1/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

signed and inscribed 'Bon a tirer couleur' (the bon à tirer impression before the edition of 450 and 60 artist's proofs on Arches), with further pencil annotations in the upper and left margins, and evidence of erased pencil annotations in the lower margin, printed by Atelier Rigals, Paris, inscribed 'Epreuve rehaussée à la gouache par S. Dali pour essais couleurs - epreuve faisant partie de notre collection' by Denise Rigal in pencil, unframed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £12,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm