Chinois, from Le Cirque (Chinese, from The Circus)

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    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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Chinois, from Le Cirque (Chinese, from The Circus)

1965
Etching and aquatint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 14 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. (36.2 x 52.4 cm)
S. 20 3/4 x 26 3/8 in. (52.7 x 67 cm)

Signed, annotated 'Theatre Chinois' and numbered 101/175 in pencil (there were also various artist's proofs), published by Jean Schenider, Basel & Berggruen, Paris, unframed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 2,000 

sold for $3,250

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New York Auction 23 April 2019