Salvador Dali - Les Amours de Cassandre

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Les Amours de Cassandre – 1968

The Dali Les Amours de Cassandre book was issued in 1968.  The 16th century poet Pierre Ronsard wrote the book. As illustrated by Dali, there are 10 full page separate etchings.  Some of these are reworked drypoint.  There are also 8 vignettes with text. The full page etchings bear the Dali blind stamp. The image size is 34.5 x 24.4 cm . The sheet size is 29 x 39 cm. The vignettes are 14.8 x 10.5 cm and contain text. This is #189 of 164.  It is printed on white Arches paper.

Book 101 is available.  This book contains an extra set of the full size etchings in b/w.  We also have book #52 which has two extra suites.

Background information

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.

Tirage for Dali Les Amours de Cassandre

The tirage is 349.  The first three are printed on Japon.  They include three watercolors.  Also included is a plate and three extra suites.  The are 5 on  Japon (4 – 8) which contain three separate sheets.  These are black, sanguine, and color.  There are 25 (9 – 34)printed on Japon.  These contain 2 separate suites in black and sanguine.  There are 24 (35 – 59 printed on tinted Arches.  These contain 2 extra suites in black and sanguine.  There are 74 (60 – 134) printed on tinted Arches with one extra suite.  This suite is in black.  There are 164 (135 – 299) on white Arches.  Finally there are 50 (I – L) on Japon without text.

Available for sale are:

1) The complete book of the set of etchings with case as described above. Available

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Les Amours de Cassandre