Salvador Dali - Roi, je t’attends a Babylone

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Roi, je t’attends a Babylone- 1973

The Salvador Dali Roi, je t’attends a Babylone portfolio consists of twelve drypoints, hors-texte.   The book was issued in 1973.  They are printed on parchment.  André Malraux wrote the text.  It is printed on Rives wove paper.  It containes the artist’s watermark.  Dali signed the justification page in pencil.  Each book is numbered.   Albert Skira, Geneva published the book.

The prints are loose (as issued).  They are in paper wrappers, within parchment and black morocco boards with black embossed design.  The title is in gold on the spine.  There is a matching black morocco slipcase.  The slipcase is in excellent condition.  The parchment paper is made from sheepskin.  For this reason the prints may appear stained and discolored.  This is not a defect.  It is normal for this type of paper. The etching size is 52 x 36 cm. The sheet size is 62 x 40 cm.  This is Exemplaire 115/150.

This is 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.

This is the tirage for Salvador Dali Roi, je t’attends a Babylone

The total tirage is 160. This is a small edition size for Dali. There are 12 (1 – 12) with one engraving with watercolor and two extra suites.  These suites are on Chine and Japon ancien.  There are 137 (13 – 150) without extra suite.  Finally, there are 10 HC  (I – X).  All suites are signed by Dali.

Available for sale are:

1) The complete book of twelve engravings, w/case and title page. Available

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Roi, je t’attends a Babylone