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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 665-676

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Flung Out Like a Fag-end by the Big-Wigs; Gala's Godly Back; Picasso: A Ticket for Glory; The Laurels of Happiness; The Curse Overthrown; The Great Inquisitor Expels the Saviour; Freud with a Snail Head; A Shattering Entrance upon the American Stage; God, Time, Space, and the Pope; The Divine Love of Gala; Gala's Castle; and The Museum of Genius and Fancy

  • 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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After 50 Years of Surrealism

1974
The complete portfolio of 12 drypoints with pochoir in colours, on Velin Arches paper, with full margins,
all I. 40.2 x 30 cm (15 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
all S. 66 x 50.4 cm (25 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)

all sheets signed and numbered 168/195 in pencil and further signed and numbered in pencil and ink respectively on the colophon (from the English edition of 195 and 35 artist's proofs in Roman numerals; there was also an edition of 29 on Japon nacré, an edition of 195 and 35 artist's proofs in Roman numerals with text in French including a suite on Japon nacré), published by Transworld Art, New York (with their blindstamp), contained in black linen-covered portfolio.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £8,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm