Salvador Dali - The Studio of Dali

Salvador Dali
Spanish (1904 – 1989)

Salvador Dali Studio of Dali (L’Atelier de Dali) , 1965

Salvador Dali Studio of Dali is a lithograph. Sidney Lucas, New York published the  lithograph. The total tirage is 312 on various papers. Field indicates Arches and japon.  Lopsinger indicates the paper is Rives and handmade paper. This etching is on Rives.  Salvador Dali signed in the lower right.  112/300 is the numbering.  The numbering appears in the lower left.  Additionally, it bears the copyright stamp of Sidney Z Lucas.  The stamp is in the lower right.  The image size is 19 x 25 1/2″.  The sheet is 22 1/4 x 30 1/8″.  The Field catalogue number is 65-5.

This is Background Information

The Phyllis Lucas Gallery published a catalogue of works published by them.  This catalogue contains a description of each work.  Below is the information provided on “The Studio of Dali.”  They published the catalogue in the mid 1960s.  It is a useful information source.

This print is the most complex of the series.  It is the by-product of the huge painting created for the Spanish Pavilion at the World’s fair.  Dali kept this small gouache at his side while working on this canvas.  He turned to it now and then for relaxation. The result is a highly complex, comprehensive work.  It is packed with a variety of images.  Additionally, it is an amalgam of many styles and techniques.  In the center is a trick perspective of the variety so characteristic of Albers.  Through, over, or behind this is a second perspective.  This is done in more shadowy, painterly tones.  The doors of windows open into a series of lighted spaces.

The rest of the space is atmospherically suggested.  This results from a spray of varying intensity and shade. Here Dali, the master of perspective, performs a lever-de-main of spacial construction. The print is populated by a throng of diverse and mysterious figures.  These are a result of products and inhabitants of Dali’s Studio and his ever-productive mind.  And in the center stands a mustachioed impresario – Dali, perhaps, or Don Quixote – marshaling the hoards.  The catalogue does not list the type of paper.   The catalogue lists the price as “price on request.”

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The Studio of Dali lithograph