Salvador Dali - Dali Illustre Casanova

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Dali Illustre Casanova, Dali Illustrates Casanova – 1967

The “Salvador Dali Dali Illustre Casanova” book includes 14 full-page etchings with 7 engraved vignettes, housed in a portfolio sleeve with etchings on Rives paper. The loose sheets, with no margins, measure 14 3/4 x 11 inches. This copy is number 28 out of 390 on Rives paper. Each etching bears a signature in the plate, and the tirage page also carries a signature. The presentation includes the slipcase and the full-sized etchings, all of which are available.


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Dalí, a pivotal figure in Surrealism, exemplified celebrity showmanship and the cult of personality, which remain prevalent in today’s popular culture. Known for his colorful and flamboyant presence, Dalí’s distinctive cape, wide-eyed expression, and trademark upturned waxed mustache showcased his expertise in self-promotion and spectacle.

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This is the tirage for  Dali Illustre Casanova

The total edition size is 390 copies, including one on Japon nacre. The book features 5 original watercolor drawings, 5 copper plates, a suite in silk, and one in color. Books 2 & 3, printed on Japon nacre, comprise two original watercolor drawings, two plates, a suite in silk, and one in color. Books numbered 4 through 8, also on Japon nacre, each contain one original watercolor drawing, one plate, and a suite in silk and color. The edition includes 16 copies (numbers 9 through 25) printed on Rives, each with an extra suite in silk and color. The standard edition consists of 364 copies printed on Rives, along with several HCs. It is worth noting that the tirage page may not always bear a signature in this illustrated book.

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Dali Illustre Casanova