Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gilden's Fine Art, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 581

  • 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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L'Alchimiste (The Alchemist) (M. & L. 581)

Etching and aquatint with stencil hand-colouring, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 52.3 x 42 cm (20 5/8 x 16 1/2 in.)
S. 70.8 x 56.2 cm (27 7/8 x 22 1/8 in.)

Signed and numbered 17/250 in pencil (there were also 170 artist's proofs, 20 of which reserved for the artist), published by Euka, framed.

£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £6,930

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19-20 January 2022