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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 267-81

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include: Shakespeare; Measure for Measure; Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; The Merchant of Venice; Macbeth; Richard III; As You Like It; Cleopatra; Othello; Troilus and Cressida; Julius Caesar; Hamlet; A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear.

  • 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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Shakespeare I portfolio

The complete set of fifteen drypoint etchings in colors, on Japanese nacré paper, with full margins,
all I. 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm);
all S. 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (41.3 x 31.1 cm)

all signed and numbered LII/XCV (an artist's proof, these were also 150 in sanguine and a few other proofs), published by Werbungs und Commerz Union Anstalt, all with varying degrees of light-staining, a few small foxmarks, tape remains at the reverse of the upper corners (with associated minor staining), otherwise all in good condition, lacking portfolio case, all framed.

$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $8,750

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York