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 641, 645-46, 650-52

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Latecomer from the Last Planet; Planetary and Scatological Vision; The Unicorn Laser Disintegrates the Horns of Cosmic Rhinoceroses; The Caduceus of Mars Nourished by Jupiter's Ball of Fire; and Saturnian Giraffe and The Blood of Yin and Yang

  • 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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La Conquête du Cosmos II (Conquest of the Cosmos II)

The complete set of six drypoint and lithographs in colors with embossing, on Arches and Rives BFK paper, with full margins, all contained in the original blue velvet covered portfolio with gold printed title and artist's name.
all I. 29 1/2 x 22 in. (74.9 x 55.9 cm)
all S. 39 x 27 1/2 in. (99.1 x 69.9 cm)

All signed and numbered LXXVIII/CLXXXXV in pencil additionally signed by the publisher in pencil(there were also 195 on Arches and 195 proofs on Arches and Rives BFK paper), published by Jean Lavigne, Paris, please view online or contact department for a detailed condition report.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,875

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 5 - 15 June 2020