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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 529-532

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: The Art Institute; Buckingham Fountain; Water Tower; and Museum of Science and Industry

  • 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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Visions of Chicago Suite

1972
The complete set of four drypoints with hand-coloring, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
all I. 19 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (49.2 x 31.8 cm) (two horizontal)
all S. 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.4 x 50.2 cm) (two horizontal)

all signed, annotated `bon à tirer' and `premiere épreuve pour l'approbation du Maitre Dalí' in red ballpoint pen (the 'good to print' impressions aside from the edition of 100, 50 in Roman numerals and various artist's proofs), published by Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, each inscribed `Epreuve en BAT faisant partie de notre Collection Denise Rigal' in pencil on the reverse, with accompanying individual certificates from Nicholas Descharnes, all unframed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York Auction 26 October 2015