Salvador Dalí - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz Löpsinger 72-5

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Visage surréaliste; Le Colosse; Memorabilia (Le Guerrier); and L'ange de la Mélancholie

  • 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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The compete set of four etchings with drypoint, on Richard de Bas Auvergne paper, with full margins, with title page and justification, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original fabric-covered portfolio with silver printed title and signature.
all I. 37.3 x 57.5 cm (14 5/8 x 22 5/8 in.)
all S. 58.8 x 79.5 cm (23 1/8 x 31 1/4 in.) two vertical
portfolio 83 x 62 x 2 cm (32 5/8 x 24 3/8 x 0 3/4 in.)

All signed and annotated 'EA' in pencil (an artist's proof set, the edition was 175 on Arches, 100 on Auvergne, 25 in Roman numerals on Japon nacre, and several proofs), co-published by Editions d'Art de Francony, Paris and Ateliers Rigal, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £5,250

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019