Salvador Dalí - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Michler and Löpsinger 752-762

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: King Saul; Joseph; The Rock; Adam and Eve; King Solomon; Jeremiah; Elijah; Jonah and the Whale; Moses; King David and Noah's Ark

  • 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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Our Historical Heritage Portfolio

The complete set of 11 etchings with stencil, with justification, on Arches paper, with full margins,
26 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (67.3 x 52.1 cm)
all signed and numbered `SA 54/300' in pencil (printed for South America, there was also an edition of 450 with variations of colors), all with occasional soft handling creases and minor creasing in places along the sheet edges, the palest time staining, King with Crown and Adam and Eve with abrasions in the lower right margin, otherwise all in good condition, contained in original blue fabric-covered folder and slipcase (very minor wear, slight splitting at the spine).

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,250

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York