Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Atelier Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 655

  • 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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Le Cheval qui voulait se venger du cerf, from Le Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé (The Horse that Wanted Revenge on the Stag, from La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

Drypoint with extensive hand-colouring in coloured pencil, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 39.7 x 57.7 cm (15 5/8 x 22 3/4 in.)
S. 56.8 x 76.1 cm (22 3/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Signed twice and inscribed 'BAT' in pencil (the 'colour approval' impression before the editions of 120 on Auvergne paper in Roman numerals, and two of 250 on Japanese and Arches paper respectively, there were also 62 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), printed by Atelier Rigal, Paris, published by Mouret, Paris, and inscribed 'Epreuve en BAT pour Essai couleur' by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse, unframed.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £10,625

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019