Salvador Dali - Papillons Anciennes

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Papillons Anciennes – 1980

Salvador Dali Papillons Anciennes is a suite of four lithographs on Arches with a total tirage of 718. This set is from the edition of 250 on Arches from the US edition and is numbered 8/250. The suite was published by Levine and Levine and marketed by Bowles/Hopkins. The suite comes with the case, title, and contents pages and each print bears the blindstamp DALART N.V. Copyright 1977. The size is 23 1/8 x 18″ and each lithograph is signed by Dali and numbered. Available!!!

Background for Salvador Dali Papillons Anciennes

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech was born in 1904 in Spain. He is a main contributor to the Surrealist movement.  For example “The Surrealists hailed what Dalí called his paranoiac-critical method of accessing the subconscious for greater artistic creativity. Also, Dali painted original works.  He used religious themes in many of this works. Hence, these originals were used as a basis for his etchings and lithographs. He took trips to Paris and the Untied States.  He was accompanied by his wife Gala.  She acted as his manager. She was the inspiration of many of this works. Hence, he wasn’t particularly interested in lithography as a medium.   Regardless, it did bring in money.   Finally, Dali died in 1989.

Salvador Dalí is perhaps the most broadly known member of the Surrealist movement of the early twentieth century. Heavily influenced by Sigmund Freud, the avant-garde style explored consciousness and dream-like states.  It did this through exaggerated landscapes and bizarre or grotesque imagery. Using the means of painting, Dalí explored these ideas with a meticulous hand and inventive wit.  He also used sculpture, printmaking, film and literature.

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.  Dali was always a colorful and flamboyant presence with his signature cape, wide-eyed expression and trademark upturned waxed mustache.  Also, he was a master of self-promotion and spectacle.  Click on this link for additional background information on Salvador Dali.

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Papillons Anciennes