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    Ralph Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 1350

  • 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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Currier & Ives series: Flowers and Fruit

Lithograph in colors with collage, on wove paper, the full sheet,
S. 21 3/4 x 30 in. (55.2 x 76.2 cm)
signed and numbered 138/250 in pencil (there was also 50 on Japanese paper), published by Sidney Lucas, New York, occasional minor soiling, pale mat staining near the sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $16,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York