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

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 1472

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

The Persistence of Memory, from Changes in Great Masterpieces

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 22 x 24 5/8 in. (55.9 x 62.5 cm)
S. 29 1/4 x 31 in. (74.3 x 78.7 cm)

Signed and numbered 3/350 in pencil, published by Phyllis Lucas Gallery, New York (with their inkstamp on the reverse), with the sheet toned, a scuff at the center right image, a linear abrasion at the upper left margin affecting the image, occasional soft scuffing in the image, mat-staining, a circular stain at the lower center margin, taped at the reverse of the lower sheet corners, adhered to the overmat at the upper left sheet corner, pale offsetting on the reverse, otherwise in generally good condition, framed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $8,750

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