Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Bonhams New York, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples, 30 Oct 2020, lot 14
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 174-187

  • 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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Dali Illustré Casanova (Mémories de Casanova) (Dali Illustrates Casanova, Memories of Casanova) (M. & L. 174-187)

The complete set of 14 heliogravures in colours, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheets, loose (as issued), with text, title page and justification, all contained in the original satin-covered slipcase with floral tapestry additions.
all S. 37.5 x 28 cm (14 3/4 x 11 in.)
slipcase 40.3 x 30.4 x 6.7 cm (15 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Numbered 89 (printed) on the justification, an unsigned copy from the edition of 390, stamped 'Bibliotheque Royale' on the colophon (there were also some hors commerce copies), published by Cercle du Livre Précieux, Paris.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £4,826

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024