Salvador Dalí - Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection New York Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 819

  • 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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La Moissonneuse (The Combine-harvester), for Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions)

Drypoint with extensive hand-coloring in gouache, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 14 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (36.2 x 50.2 cm)
S. 22 1/4 x 29 5/8 in. (56.5 x 75.2 cm)

Signed and inscribed 'Bon à tirer' in pencil (a good-to-print proof, before the edition of 450 and 60 artist's proofs on Arches), published by Editions de Francony/Editions Graphiques Internationales, with further printing annotations in the center of the plate and in the left and lower margins in pencil, printed by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, inscribed 'Epreuve pour essai coulours en BAT par Salvador Dali Epreuve faisant partie de notre collection Nicholas Rigal' (Test for BAT colors by Salvador Dali, proof in our collection), including the Certificate of Authenticity from Archives Descharnes, archive number d5668, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $20,000

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017