Les Chants de Maldoror (Songs of Maldoror): plate 9

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  • Provenance

    Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, Important Nineteenth Century and Modern Prints, The Collection of the Late Sir Rex De C. Nan Kivell, C.M.G., October 4, 1977, lot 50
    Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above by the present owner

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    Ralph Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 19

  • Artist Bio

    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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Les Chants de Maldoror (Songs of Maldoror): plate 9

1935
Etching over heliogravure, on wove paper with watermark, with full margins.
I. 8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. (22.2 x 16.8 cm)
S. 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)

Signed and dated '1935' in pencil (a rare, early proof before the book edition published by A. Skira, Paris), printed by Roger Lacourière, Paris, framed.

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$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 25 October 2019