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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 778-789

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including The Marvellous Steps; Vivian and Lancelot; The Knighting of Lancelot; The Sad Vigil; The Tomb of Lancelot; The Lady of Malehaut; The Tournament of Galore; The Black Knight; The First Meeting; The River of Blood; The Pass of Gadelore; and Lancelot and Galahad

  • 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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La quête du Graal (The Quest for the Grail)

The complete set of 12 drypoints in colours, on Arches paper, with full margins, with title page and text,
all I. varying sizes
all S. 45.3 x 32.8 cm (17 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.)

all but one sheet signed, all numbered 201/249 in pencil (there were also 25 in Roman numerals, 75 in Roman numerals on Japon nacré and 20 artist's proofs), published by Œuvres Graphiques Contemporaines, Paris, the sheets loose (as issued), with original paper wrappers, parchment portfolio with gilt title and characters on the cover and spine, etched copper sword and red fabric-covered slipcase.

£4,000 - 6,000 ‡♠

Sold for £5,625

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm