Salvador Dalí - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 592-605

  • 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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Roi, je l’attends à Babylone... (King, I Shall Await You at Babylon...) (M. & L. 592-605)

The complete set of 12 drypoints, on parchment, with text by André Malraux on Rives paper with the artist's watermark, loose (as issued), justification, all contained within paper wrappers, within parchment and black Morocco boards with black embossed design, the title in gold on the spine, with matching black Morocco slipcase.
portfolio 26 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (66 x 47.6 x 6.4 cm)
All signed and numbered 109/150 in pencil, also signed by the artist, author and publisher in black ink on the justification page (there were also 10 hors commerce impressions in Roman numerals), published by Albert Skira, Geneva.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $7,560

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021