Salvador Dali - Bureaucrat
Spanish (1904 – 1989)
Salvador Dali The Bureaucrat 1969
Salvador Dali The Bureaucrat etching is on japon paper. 1969 is the year of publication. Andre Francois Petit, Paris was the publisher. The four I have for sale are on different papers. They are printed on japon or Arches paper. It has an image size of ~13.5 x 10 5/8″ with full margins. The work is signed and numbered variously. They are in fine condition. We guarantee the authenticity of these etchings.
This is background information.
Salvador Dalí is perhaps the most broadly known member of the Surrealist movement of the early twentieth century. Sigmund Freud had a strong influenced on Dali . His avant-garde style explored consciousness and dream-like states. He 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. Dalí was a master of self-promotion and spectacle. He always had a colorful and flamboyant presence with his signature cape, wide-eyed expression and trademark upturned waxed mustache.
This is the tirage.
The total tirage is 164 + proofs. There were 120 (1/120 – 120/120) on Arches in black. There were 20 (I/XX – XX) on japon in bistro. Plus there were 14 on Arches in sanguin. Also there were 10 HCs. The etchings were signed in Paris. Defaced plates exist. This is a small edition for Dali.
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