Salvador Dalí - Editions Modern: Online Auction New York Friday, June 5, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 1333-35, 1338-40, 1341-43

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: L'Atavisme (Atavism) (2 copies); Les Cannibalismes de l'automne (Autumn Cannibalisms); Les Montres molles 1/2 sommeil (Soft Watches Half Asleep); Les Spoutniks astiqués d'asticots statistiques (Sputniks Polished by Statistical Maggots); Les Pios nonoches (Nocturnal Cravings); Las Panaches panachés (Variagated Prunes); Les Délices petits martyrs (Little Martyr Delights); Les Caprices pinces princiers (Princely Pliers Caprices); and Les Entre-plats sodomisés (Sodomized Entrées)

  • 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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Les Dîners de Gala (Gala's Dinners): 10 plates

Ten photolithographs with etching in colors, on Arches and Japan paper, with full margins, lacking Les Chairs monarchiques; Les 'Je mange Gala' and Les Suprêmes de malaises lilli-putiens and with an additional example of L'Atavisme, all contained in the original fancy portfolio.
all I. 22 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (57.5 x 41 cm)
all S. 29 1/2 x 21 7/8 in. (74.9 x 55.6 cm)

All signed and numbered 142/195, 143/195 or 320/395 in pencil (the total edition was 590), published by Jean Lavigne, Boulogne, France, please view online or contact department for a detailed condition report.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,125

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 5 - 15 June 2020