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  • 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Self-Portrait

1969
Gelatin silver print.
9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm).
Signed, dated and inscribed 'Pur mon ami Abrams' in ink on the overmat.

Estimate
$200 - 300 

Sold for $8,125

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York