After 50 Years of Surrealism

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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 665-676

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including The Laurels of Happiness; The Curse Overthrown; God, Time, Space and the Pope; Flung Out like a Fag-end by the Big-Wigs; Gala's Godly Back; Picasso: A Ticket for Glory; The Great Inquisitor Expels the Saviour; Freud with a Snail Head; A Shattering Entrance upon the American Stage; The Divine Love of Gala; Gala's Castle; and The Museum of Genius and Fancy

  • 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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After 50 Years of Surrealism

1974
The complete set of 12 drypoints with pochoir in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, with title page, colophon and original paper folders with text by André Parinaud, all contained in the original black linen-covered portfolio.
all I. 15 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (40.3 x 30.2 cm)
all S. 26 x 19 7/8 in. (66 x 50.5 cm)

All signed and numbered 'A193/195' in pencil, also signed in pencil and numbered in ink on the colophon (from the English edition of 195 with text in English, there was also a French edition of 195, both editions with 35 impressions in Roman numerals including a suite on Japon nacré, plus a few artist's proofs), published by Transworld Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (with their blindstamp).

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New York Auction 25 October 2019