Salvador Dali - Biblia Sacra

Salvador Dali

Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Biblia Sacra – 1969

Salvador Dali Biblia Sacra was published by Rizzoli of Rome in 1969.  It contains 105 paintings.  These are based on select passages from the Latin Vulgate Bible.  The religious theme presented in this book typifies Dali. Its color and content are also typical of his works. The book is an illustrated rendition of the Bible.  It contains 105 lithographs from original gouaches.  It is volumed into five. The lithographs are printed on heavy paper.  They contain a Dali signature watermark.  It is inside a circle on pages of text. The print extends to the paper’s margin, sized 19 x 13 3/4.” Dali didn’t sign the lithographs or books, and they were in Vulgate.

This is background information.

Dalí was a notable figure. Dali is a prime example of celebrity showmanship. He had a signature cape. He also had a wide-eyed expression. Dali had trademark waxed mustache. This made him a master of self-promotion and spectacle. He played a significant role in today’s culture.  For additional background information click on this link .

This is the Tirage

The book has a total tirage of 1798. There are also proofs. The edition includes 1499 of the standard edition. This is the Luxus edition.  There are 199 of the Magni Luxus edition. There are 99 of the Ad Personam edition, which contains an original watercolor. Field and Lopsinger respectively designate the book as 69-3 and 1100 – 1105. If you compare the original paintings and lithographs, Field notes that the only distinguishing factor between the two is the paint on the originals.

Available for sale are:

1) The complete set of books of 105 Biblia Sacra heliogravures.  This includes one etching complete with case, text and title page.   We do not sell individual prints from the book. Sold!!!

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Salvador Dali Biblia Sacra Lithographs

The 105 lithographs from the Biblia Sacra 5 volumes