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    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 113c/d

  • 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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Washington Gate (with Christmas Tree)

1964
The very rare etching in bistre, on Richard de Bas paper, with full margins,
I. 17 x 17 3/4 in. (43.2 x 45.1 cm)
S. 23 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (59.1 x 78.1 cm)

signed and annotated `EA.' in pencil, one of only a few proofs printed with the Christmas tree (there was also an edition of 125 and 25 in Roman numerals without the tree), printed by Ateliers Rigal and annotated 'Epreuve faisant partie de notre collection, Denise Rigal' on the verso, unframed.

Estimate
$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $4,375

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