Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 653-664

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Portrait of La Fontaine; The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey; The Horse that Wanted Revenge on the Stag; The Raven and the Fox; Plague-Stricken Animals; The Horse and the Wolf; The Sick Stag; The Stag Reflected in the Water; The Monkey and the Leopard; The Coach and the Fly; The Lion's Court; and The Oak and the Reed

  • 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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Le bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized) (M. & L. 653-664)

The complete set of 12 drypoints with pochoir in colours, on Arches paper, with full margins, with title page, the sheets loose (as issued) all contained in the original brown velvet-covered portfolio with embossed artist's name in gold.
all I. 58 x 40 cm (22 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
all S. 76.2 x 56.5 cm (30 x 22 1/4 in.), five horizontal
portfolio 81.2 x 60.4 x 2.5 cm (31 7/8 x 23 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

All signed and numbered 84/250 in pencil (the edition was 250 on Japanese paper, 250 on Arches, and 120 on Auvergne in Roman numerals, plus 62 artist's proofs on Auvergne in Roman numerals), published by Robert Mouret, Editions des Maîtres Contemporaines, Paris, all unframed.

£5,000 - 7,000 ‡♠

Sold for £8,190

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 18 - 19 January 2023