Salvador Dali - Twelve Tribes of Israel
Spanish (1904 – 1989)
Salvador Dali Twelve Tribes of Israel – 1972
The Twelve Tribes of Israel was published in 1972. The suites we have contain an introduction by Aba Eban followed by the portfolio with complete text in French or English and Hebrew with 13 engravings. Additionally, the text and engravings are enclosed in a cream or blue colored portfolio case. The sheets have full margins and the sheets are loose as issued. The sheet size is 19 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. We have two versions of this suite.. The text is in French or English and Hebrew. Also, Transworld Art published the book. Salvador Dali signed the engravings. Each sheet bears the copyright notice of Dali. Furthermore, the Frontispiece, which is the 13th etching, has the symbols of the twelve tribes.
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Dalí was known for his role in Surrealism. He was also a seminal example of celebrity showmanship. Subsequently the cult of personality is 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 Salvador Dali Twelve Tribes of Israel
The total tirage for the Twelve Tribes of Israel is 460 plus proofs. Of these there are 240 with the text in English and Hebrew. The numbering for one suite is I/XXXV – XXXV/XXXV. This suite is on Rives paper and has an extra suite on japon. The numbering for the second suite is 1/195 – 195/195. The suite is on Rives paper. Additionally, there are also 240 with the text in French and Hebrew. The numbering for the second suite is I/XXXV – XXXV/XXXV. This suite is on Arches paper and has an extra suite on Auvergne. The numbering for the second suite is 1/195 – 195/195. The Twelve Tribes of Israel suite is on Arches paper. Beyond, there are an extra 60 of the frontispiece on Lana paper. There are a few signed EAs, with the paper type non-specified.
An extra set of 3000 unsigned prints exists. The size is 30 x 22.”
Available for sale
1) The complete suite, either French or English of the Twelve Tribes of Israel with engravings, text, justification, and portfolio case. These suite are Available;
2) Separate individual engravings that come from a different suite. The individual engravings that are available are shown below.
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