Salvador Dali - La Vida es Sueno, Life is a Dream
Spanish (1904 – 1989)
Salvador Dali La Vida es Sueno, Life is a Dream – 1975
The Salvador Dali La vida es Sueno is an illustrated book. Dali illustrated the book. Calderone de la Barca wrote the text. The book comes with complete text in Spanish and 16 engravings (plus 2 extra) in color and b/w. The text and engravings are in a coarse slipcase. The sheets have full margins, loose as issued with a size of 15 x 11″. This is one of 311 of the Spanish edition. Published by Editorial Subirana, Barcelona. The justification page is signed by Dali and the etchings are signed in the plate. The size of the vertical etchings is about 12 x 9″ and the horizontal etchings are 8 1/4 x 13 3/4″. The extra etchings are I in red and P in black.
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Dalí was known for his role in Surrealism. He was also a seminal example of celebrity showmanship and the cult of personality, 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.
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