Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Atelier Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    see Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 487

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is registered in the Archives Descharnes under number D_5670 (a certificate has been issued and is available for purchase from the Archives Descharnes)

  • 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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Vénus, Mars et Cupidon, from Mythologique nouvelle (Venus, Mars and Cupid, from New Mythologies)

Drypoint with extensive hand-colouring in watercolour, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins.
I. 57.5 x 39.6 cm (22 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.)
S. 64.8 x 49.8 cm (25 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)

Signed and inscribed 'Bon pour couleur' in pencil (the 'colour approval' impression before the editions of 150 on Rives and 120 on Japon nacré papers, there were also 50 artist's proofs on Auvergne paper), published by Vision Nouvelle, Paris, printed by Atelier Rigal, Paris, and inscribed 'Epreuve aquarelle pour B.A.T. faisant partie de notre collection' by Denise Rigal in pencil on the reverse, unframed.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £15,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2018