Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 25, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 809

  • 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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L’Électronique (Electronics), for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions)

Drypoint with extensive hand-coloring, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 14 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (36.2 x 49.8 cm)
S. 22 x 29 1/2 in. (55.9 x 74.9 cm)

signed, annotated 'bon a tirer' and extensively annotated in pencil, (the 'good to print' impression for the edition, the edition was 450, 60 artist's proofs and published by Editions de Francony/Editions Graphiques Internationales), annotated 'Epreuve rehaussée à la main par S. Dali pour essai couleurs en BAT. Epreuve faisant partie de notre collection Denise Rigal' by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse, including the Certificate of Authenticity from Archives Descharnes, unframed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 April 2016