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  • Literature

    Ralph Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 1348

  • Catalogue Essay

    A reproduction of The Great Ocean Yacht Race Between Henrietta, Fleetwing & Vesta, by Currier & Ives in 1867 is collaged to the lithograph by Dali. In New York sailing history, the year 1866 is remembered in club annals for the legendary “Transatlantic Race.” In December, the New York Yacht Club schooners Henrietta, Fleetwing and Vesta raced from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to the Needles, Isle of Wight for a $90,000 winner-take-all prize. The Henrietta, owned by twenty-one-year old James Gordon Bennett, Jr., and skippered by Captain Samuel S. Samuels, a professional, won the race in 13 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes.

  • 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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Currier & Ives series: American Yachting Scene

Lithograph in colors, with collage of offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet,
S. 29 3/4 x 21 5/8 in. (75.6 x 54.9 cm)
signed and numbered 124/250 in pencil (there were also 50 in Roman numerals on Japanese paper), published by Sidney Lucas, New York (with their © inkstamp on the reverse), minor rippling to the sheet, skinning on the reverse in places along the sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,000


8 June 2010
New York