Salvador Dalí - Editions Modern: Online Auction New York Friday, December 4, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ernest Raboff Gallery, Los Angeles, 1964 (original receipt)

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 81

  • 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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Etching and heliogravure, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 14 x 9 3/4 in. (35.6 x 24.8 cm)
S. 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.4 x 50.2 cm)

Signed and numbered XI/XX in pencil (Michler & Löpsinger call for XI-XXX on Auvergne paper, the total edition was 180; there was also an edition of 350 published in Les Rois mages by Rimbaud), published by Éditions Argillet, Paris, unframed.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $1,764

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 4 - 11 December  2020