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    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 654 and 664

  • 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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The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey; and The Oak and the Reed, from La Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinesé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

1974
Two drypoints with pochoir in colors, on Japan and Arches paper, with full margins.
both I. 15 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. (40 x 57.8 cm)
both S. 22 3/4 x 30 in. (57.8 x 76.2 cm)

Both signed and numbered 111/250 and 60/250 respectively in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Mouret, Paris, both unframed.

Estimate
$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $2,268

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New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020