Salvador Dali - Much Ado About Shakespeare
Spanish (1904 – 1989)
Salvador Dali Much Ado About Shakespeare – 1968
The Salvador Dali Much Ado About Shakespeare portfolio consists of 15 drypoint etchings with color. Dali signed each etching in the lower right. The etchings are available individually or as the complete set. Both are from the set on japon. All are signed and numbered. They are guaranteed authentic. Rigal published the suite in 1968. The edition size is 225 + proofs. There were 150 on Rives in and 95 on japan paper. This suite is #IX. The image size is 6 7/8 x 4 7/8″” and the sheet size is 17 5/8 x 12 3/8″. For better viewing of the images of Much Ado About Shakespeare, the etchings have been cropped. However the sheet is the full size.
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.
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Tirage for Salvador Dali Much Ado About Shakespeare
The total tirage for Much Ado About Shakespeare is 267 plus proofs. This is a fairly small edition for Dali’s etchings. There are 4 (I/IV – IV/IV) on parchment. And for you that don’t know, parchment is a really paper for printing artwork. It can get yellow splotches, it’s size will vary depending on the humidity, and conservation is really difficult.
The are 150 (1/150 – 150/150) in sanguine on Rives. In color there are 155 ((I/XCV – XCV/XCV) on Japon nacre. There are 18 (EA 1 – EA 18) on Rives in sanguine some on the other papers.
Available for sale are:
1) The complete portfolio of 15 drypoint etchings complete with cover. This is a very fine example of this rare suite. Sold!!!
2) The individual etchings as marked below. Available
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