Salvador Dalí - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 808-819

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Le Cracking du pétrole (Cracking Petroleum); L'Electronique (Electronics); L'Aéroplane (Aeroplane); La Machine à coudre (The Sewing-Machine); La fusée (The Rocket); Le telephone (Telephone); L'Ampoule à incandescence (The Electric Lightbulb); La Linotype (The Linotype Machine); Le Frein hydraulique (The Hydraulic Brake); L'Automobile (Automobile); Le Télégraphe (The Telegraph); and La Moissonneuse (The Combine-harvester)

  • 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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Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (American Inventions) (M. & L. 808-819)

The complete set of 12 etchings with pochoir in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, lacking the original portfolio.
all I. 14 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (36.2 x 50.2 cm)
all S. 29 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. (75.9 x 56.5 cm)

All signed and numbered 44/450 in pencil (there were also 60 artist's proofs), published by Editions de Francony/Editions Graphiques Internationales, all unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,510

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New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023