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    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 751

  • 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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Hagoromo (Robe of Feathers), for Japanese Fairytales

1975
Drypoint with extensive hand-coloring, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 18 5/8 x 15 in. (47.3 x 38.1 cm)
S. 25 3/8 x 19 in. (64.5 x 48.3 cm)

signed and annotated 'B.A.T' in pencil (the bon à tirer impression, aside from the edition of 175), inscribed `plus doux', `aile + rose' and `dégrade' in the left margin, printed by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, inscribed 'BAT=Epreuve aquarelle revise por Dalí faisant partie de notre Collection Denise Rigal' in pencil on the reverse, including an Archives Descharnes certificate, unframed.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $13,750

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015