Salvador Dali - Babaouo


Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Babaouo – 1978

The Salvador Dali Babaouo book contains one engraving and 8 woodblock prints.  Accordingly, the size of the illustrations is 26.8 x 20.8 cm.  Thus, the illustrations are printed on full sized sheets with a size of 38 x 56 cm.  However, the book has a leather cover.  Also, it has a silk case.  Hence, the number of the book we have is 224 of 395. Additionally, it is the French edition.  Besides, it is printed on Arches paper. As a rule, the text is 69 pages.   Consequently, Jean Capella of Samois did the engraving.  Furthermore, Guy Descuens did the woodblocks.

Background

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech was born in 1904 in Spain. He is a main contributor to the Surrealist movement.  For example “The Surrealists hailed what Dalí called his paranoiac-critical method of accessing the subconscious for greater artistic creativity. Also, Dali painted original works.  He used religious themes in many of this works. Hence, these originals were used as a basis for his etchings and lithographs. He took trips to Paris and the Untied States.  He was accompanied by his wife Gala.  She acted as his manager. She was the inspiration of many of this works. Hence, he wasn’t particularly interested in lithography as a medium.   Regardless, it did bring in money.   Finally, Dali died in 1989.

Salvador Dalí is 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.  It did this through exaggerated landscapes and bizarre or grotesque imagery. Using the means of painting, Dalí explored these ideas with a meticulous hand and inventive wit.  He also used sculpture, printmaking, film and literature,

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.

Tirage

The total edition is 475 for the Salvador Dali Babaouo book.  80 books are on japon paper.  The numbering of these books is I/LXXX – LXXX/LXXX. These books contain an extra suite on Rives.  They also contain a decomposition of a woodblock.  Dali signed these books.  90 books are on Rives paper.  These books contain a decomposition of a woodblock.  Dali signed these books.  114 books are on Rives.  The numbering is 91 – 205.  Dali did not sign these books.  189 books are on Arches.  The numbering is 206 – 395.  Dali did not sign these books.  Several books are EA.  These books are on Arches and Rives paper.

Available for sale are:

1) The complete book of one  engraving and eight woodblock prints, w/case and title page is Available

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Babaouo