Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Collection of Denise Rigal, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France (with accompanying note)

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 562

  • 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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Visage Surrealiste, for Aurélia

Extensively hand-colored drypoint, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 22 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (57.2 x 36.8 cm)
S. 29 1/2 x 22 in. (74.9 x 55.9 cm)

signed and annotated ‘Bon à Tirer' and `70 - P.C.' in pencil (one of two `good to print' impressions, the final portfolio edition totaled 300 and the artist decided to print with minimal colors), inscribed 'Epreuve en BAT faisant partie de notre collection' by Denise Rigal on the reverse, the completed portfolio was printed in just drypoint and published by Editions de Francony and Ateliers Rigal, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 April 11am & 6pm