Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions New York Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 208

  • Catalogue Essay

    A formal edition of this print was never produced because it was too difficult for the printers to print 3-dimensionally, as Dali was envisioning. The painting of this image La Corbeille de pain is in the Teatro-Museo Dalí, Figueres, Spain

  • 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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Le Pain (The Bread)

Aquatint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 13 7/8 x 15 3/8 in. (35.2 x 39.1 cm)
S. 19 3/4 x 26 in. (50.2 x 66 cm)

Signed and inscribed `ESSAI.' in pencil (one of a few proofs aside from the edition of 10), printed by Atelier Rigal and inscribed 'Epreuve faisant partie de notre collection, Denise Rigal' on the reverse, framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,125

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 October 2019