Le Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Atelier Rigal, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Literature

    Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Löpsinger 653-664

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Portrait of La Fontaine; The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey; The Horse that Wanted Revenge on the Stage; The Raven and the Fox; Plague-Stricken Animals; The Horse and the Wolf; The Sick Stag; The Stag Reflected in the Water; The Monkey and the Leopard; The Coach and the Fly; The Lion's Court; and The Oak and the Reed

  • Artist Bio

    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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Le Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé (La Fontaine's Bestiary Dalinized)

1974
The complete set of 12 drypoints with pochoir in colours, on Japanese paper, with full margins, with colophon, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original brown velvet-covered portfolio with embossed artist's name in gold.
all I. 58 x 40 cm (22 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
all S. 77 x 57 cm (30 3/8 x 22 1/2 in.) five horizontal
portfolio 81.2 x 60.4 x 2.5 cm (31 7/8 x 23 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

All signed and annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (an artist's proof set, the edition was 250 on Japon, 250 on Arches, and 120 on Auvergne in Roman numerals), printed by Atelier Rigal, Paris, published by Mouret, Paris.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

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London Auction 12 September 2019