Salvador Dalí

​Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904–1989, Figueres, Spain

Enigma of the Rose (Death) from Visions Surrealiste Enigma of the Rose (Death) from Visions Surrealiste
Allegory: The Chevalier’s Dream of Cecile Allegory: The Chevalier’s Dream of Cecile
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Salvador Dalí

Enigma of the Rose (Death) from Visions Surrealiste
Lithograph on Japon
Signed in pencil
Referenced: "The Official Catalog of the Graphic works of Salvador Dali" by Albert Field, 1996 as Figure 76-4 C on page 130
29 x 21 inches
Edition of 150
1976
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Salvador Dalí

Allegory: The Chevalier’s Dream of Cecile
Color Lithograph on Japon Paper.
Signed Artist Proof.
Raisonné: Field 69-1 and M/L 1232-1256

25 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches
1969
Provenance:
Deaccessioned from Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach.
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