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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 552-561

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Le Péché partagé (The Shared Sin); La Fiancée du roi de Garbe (The Betrothed of the King of Algarve); Le Diable en enfer (The Devil in Hell); L'Ange Gabriel (The Angel Gabriel); L'Enfer des beautés cruelles (The Hell of Cruel Beauties); La Femme adultère (The Woman Taken in Adultery); Le Tonneau (The Tun); Blanchefleur (Blanchefleur); La Jument de compère Pierre (Comrade Pierre's Mare); and La Ressuscitée (The Woman Restored to Life)

  • 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 Décameron (The Decameron) (M. & L. 552-561)

1972
The complete set of 10 drypoints in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, unbound and folded (as issued), with title and justification pages with text in Italian, all contained in the green cloth-covered portfolio with magnetic snap.
all I. 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
all S. (folded) 17 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (44.8 x 31.4 cm)

All of the prints signed in pencil and numbered 57 (printed) on the justification (the edition was 150), published by Michèle Broutta and Pamela Verlag.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $10,710

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021