Les Chantes De Maldoror: Memory of Music 1934 (Early)
Limited Edition Print : Etching
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Size : 13x10 in | 33x25 cm
Edition : Not numbered
- 🔥 Rare 1934 Very Early Etching - a Steal - Blue Chip $4,500
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Story / Additional InfoThe publisher Skira intended to publish 210 suites of the engravings in 1934 but due to financial difficulties only completed 100 unsigned sets. 40 years later in 1974 Pierre Argillet purchased the plates and finished the project and those are hand signed and numbered.
Reference: The Official Catalog of The Graphic Works of Salvador Dali by Albert Field page 17 #34-2
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Salvador Dali - Spain
Art Brokerage: Park West Artist: Salvador Dali Spanish Artist: Salvador Dalí was a renowned Spanish Surrealist artist known for his enigmatic paintings of dreamscapes and religious themes. The Persistence of Memory (1931), arguably his best known work, visually manifests the strangeness of time by depicting clocks melting in an idyllic landscape. “One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams,” he once reflected. Born Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain, he displayed a great aptitude for the visual arts as a teenager. Three years after his first exhibition at the age of 14, he enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. At school, he emulated many contemporary styles but also the works of Johannes Vermeer and Diego Velázquez. During his visits to Paris in the late 1920s, he was introduced to the Surrealist movement by René Magritte and Joan Miró. Though the concept of Surrealism was new to him, Dalí was already well versed in the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud. Dabbling in various projects throughout his long career, in 1942 he published the book The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí. A mixture of self-aggrandizing confessions and sadistic fantasies about his childhood, the book further outlined the artist’s outlandish persona. However, his pronounced sense of ego was not always unfounded, as evinced in his works inclusion in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous dream sequence from the film Spellbound (1945). Dalí died on January 23, 1989 in his hometown of Figueres, Spain. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, among others. Listings wanted.