Salvador Dalí - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 623

  • 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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Zebulun, for The Twelve Tribes of Israel

Drypoint with extensive hand-coloring, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 19 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. (50.5 x 36.8 cm)
S. 25 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (65.7 x 50.5 cm)

An early variation with a Star of David in the boat sail (it was burnished out for the edition), signed and annotated 'B.A.T.' in pencil (the bon à tirer or good-to-print impression, there were two published editions of 195 and two artist's proof editions of 35 in Roman numerals), with printing annotations in the margins, inscribed 'Epreuve faisant partie du notre collection Denise Rigal' in pencil on the reverse, the edition was published by Transworld Art Corporation, New York, unframed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $30,240

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020