Salvador Dali - La Venus aux Fourrures


Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali La Venus aux Fourrures – 1968

The Salvador Dali La Venus aux Fourrures is an illustrated book.  The text is by Leopold von Sacher-Masich.  The text is in French.  It was published by Editions Argillet, Paris.  Braillard, Geneva did the engravings.  The book consists of 20 original engravings, with 16 hors text and 4 vignettes.  The size of the image is 12 1/2″ x 9 1/4.”  The size of the sheet is 15 x 11.”  We have various editions of the book and artwork.  The books are authentic.

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1) This suite consists of 16 original engravings with watercolor.  It includes 15 full size and 1 vignette with no text. The suite is one of 150. It is a separate edition. For this set the engravings are on japon. Dali signed each engraving.  Additionally, the sheets contain the Dali embossed signature. The number of the suite is 122. Additionally, the sheets with full margins are 15 x 11″.   This set is  Available.

2) We also have a complete set of the Salvador Dali La Venus aux Fourrures with text in French with 2 extra suites, one in b/w on tinted Arches, and one in sanguine. The number of the suite is 67.  This set contains all of the 20 etchings.  The set is Available.

3) This set consists of a complete set of 16 drypoint etchings in sanguine, one of 29 additional suites on japon nacre with an embossed signature. Additionally, this set lacks the 4 drypoints with text, the text and the silk portfolio. The tirage for the suite is 604. Also, the sheets with full margins are 15 x 11″.  This set is Available.

This is background information.

Dalí was known for his role in Surrealism. He was also a seminal example of celebrity showmanship. Subsequently the cult of personality is a phenomenon that dominates popular culture today. Dali was always a colorful and flamboyant presence. This is reflected by his signature cape, wide-eyed expression and trademark upturned waxed mustache. Dalí was a master of self-promotion and spectacle. Click on this link for additional background information on Salvador Dali.  All is good.

This is the tirage for La Venus aux Fourrures.

The total tirage is 604. The first four (1-4) are printed on Japon nacre. Included with this book are a gold-plated plate and 4 extra suites. The next 24 books (5-29) are printed on Japon nacre with 4 extra suites. There are 49 books (30-79) printed on tinted Arches. These books contain 3 extra suites. Books (80-154) are on tinted Arches with one extra suite. There are 139 books (80-154) on tinted Arches with one extra suite. Then there are 139 (155-294) on white Arches paper. There are 145 on Japon and 15 EA on Japon. Finally, there are 150 without text printed on white Arches. These are in color and come in a portfolio case.

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Below we show the etchings from the various books.

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Finally, go to the main Dali Page for complete etching information.

Salvador Dali La Venus aux Fourrures set #1 above


Dali La Venus aux Fourrures, etchings in sanguine


Salvador Dali La Venus aux Fourrures, etchings in b/w