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    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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Les Dames de la Renaissance (Ladies of the Renaissance), for Suite mythologique nouvelle (New Mythological Suite)

1970-72
Drypoint with extensive hand-colouring in watercolour, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 39.4 x 57.6 cm (15 1/2 x 22 5/8 in.)
S. 50.1 x 65.4 cm (19 3/4 x 25 3/4 in.)

signed and inscribed 'B.A.T 1ere Epreuve Couleur' in pencil (the bon à tirer impression in colour, before the edition of 150 on Rives, 120 on Japanese and 50 in Roman numerals), printed by Ateliers Rigal, Paris, inscribed 'Epreuve en bon à tirer faisant partie de notre collection' by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse, including an Archives Descharnes certificate, unframed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £5,250

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