Salvador Dali - Poemes de Mao-tse-toung

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Poemes de Mao-tse-toung – 1967

The Dali Poemes de Mao-tse-toung is an illustrated book.  It was published in 1967.  Text is translated into French.  We have the portfolio with complete text.  It also contains 8 engravings and an extra set of engravings in black and white. The text and engravings are enclosed in a black cloth folding box.  Editions Argillet, Paris and Graphik Europa Ansalt published the book.  The set is in excellent condition. The image size is 24 x 18.8 cm. The pages have full margins and they are loose as issued with a size of 38 x 28.2 cm. This is one of 229 copies published with text. Each of the etchings has an embossed signature.  Dali signed the colophon.

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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.
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This is the tirage for the Dali Poemes de Mao-tse-toung book.

The total tirage is 324.  The first three books were printed on parchment.  They contain and original watercolor.  They also have a plate used for printing and three extra suites.  The color of the suites are black, sanguine, and color.  The next five books (4 – 8) contain one original drawing.  They also have three additional suite.  The suites are printed in black, sanguine and color.  The next twenty books ( 9 – 28) are printed on Japon nacre paper.  They contain two suites.  One is in black and one is in color.  The next forty nine books (29 – 78) are printed on Arches.  They contain one extra suite in black.  The “regular” edition of the book has 150 copies (79 – 229).  This edition is printed on Arches blanc.  Finally, there are 95 copies printed on Japon.  These contain no text.

The publisher owns the plates.  The portfolio as a lithograph of Chinese writing with the translation “Le Defile de Leouchan / La Longue Marche.”

Available for sale are:

1) The complete book of the set of etchings with case. Sold!!!

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Poemes de Mao-tse-toung