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

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  • Provenance

    Ateliers Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 565

  • 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 Colosse (The Colossus), for Aurélia (see M. & L. 565)

Unique aquatint and drypoint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 22 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (57.5 x 37.1 cm)
S. 29 5/8 x 22 1/8 in. (75.2 x 56.2 cm)

Signed, dated '70.8.1' and inscribed 'Bon A Tirer' and 'ok' in pencil (one of two good-to-print impressions, the portfolio edition totaled 300 and was printed in drypoint only), also inscribed 'Cette epreuve en BAT en couleurs nous a ete remise par Dali mais le tirage definitif a ete fait avec la pointe seche seule. Denise Rigal' in pencil on the reverse, the completed portfolio was published by Editions de Francony and Ateliers Rigal, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,970

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021