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Angel of Dada Surrealism by Salvador Dali

Memories of Surrealism Suite

Salvador Dali’s work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Memories of Surrealism: Angel of Dada showcases Dalí’s immaculate style and influence in the art world.

Product Information:

  • Paper Size: 21” x 30”
  • Image Size: 16.25” x 20.75”
  • Photolithograph with Etching on Arches
  • Edition:#A 155/175

Catalogue Raisonne:

  • The Official Catalogue of Salvador Dali by Albert Field #71-15 A, pg. 69.
  • Dali: Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed Media Prints, 1924-1980 by Prestel #494, pg. 197.

Price: $5,000.00
SALE PRICE: $2,500.00

Dali’s Statement on Angel of Dada

He does not hold back his laughter since this is nothing but a poster and posters are the most serious epitomes of the objective amalgams of the ideas of our time. The angel of melancholy will obviously remain melancholy with its black wings but the picture itself is like a piece of gruyere cheese in an advanced stage of putrefaction, or rather like a roquefort cheese as painted by Valdes Leal in the “Triumph of the Cross” at the Charity Hospital in Sevilla, or in the “two Corpses”. Valdes Leal, painter, sculptor, engraver and architect was born and died in Sevilla, 1622 – 1690; he has, with constant complacency, pictured the most repulsive horrors of death : thanks to this poster he is sure to become one of the foremost surrealistic figures with the help of Mr. Rosenberg who wants to publish it. The work is now ready, it is the sweet at the end of the meal; a true tribute to Juan Valdes Nica Leal who said that life is a bitter experience : death, after all, is only perhaps a sweet experience.

Information About the suite

Published in 1971 by Transworld Art, the print portfolio, Memories of Surrealism, is a fresh and lively distillation of the art of Salvador Dali. Working on an intimate scale, Dali here revisits the major themes and motifs of his art in a remarkably restrained, even analytical mood, and the happy result is a series of sketchbook-style studies that, even after the passage of forty-plus years, look like they could have been produced yesterday.

The understanding is that each of the twelve color prints in the portfolio is an etching on a photolithograph of an original mixed-media work that Dali created with gouache and collage on paper. The prints were all signed by Dali in pencil and were issued unbound in a presentation case along with some descriptive text plates, and all etching plates and lithographic stones were destroyed before the portfolio was released to impose a hard limit on the edition.

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Angel of Dada Surrealism by Salvador Dali

Memories of Surrealism Suite

Salvador Dali’s work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Memories of Surrealism: Angel of Dada showcases Dalí’s immaculate style and influence in the art world.

Product Information:

  • Paper Size: 21” x 30”
  • Image Size: 16.25” x 20.75”
  • Photolithograph with Etching on Arches
  • Edition:#A 155/175

Catalogue Raisonne:

  • The Official Catalogue of Salvador Dali by Albert Field #71-15 A, pg. 69.
  • Dali: Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed Media Prints, 1924-1980 by Prestel #494, pg. 197.

Price: $5,000.00
SALE PRICE: $2,500.00

Dali’s Statement on Angel of Dada

He does not hold back his laughter since this is nothing but a poster and posters are the most serious epitomes of the objective amalgams of the ideas of our time. The angel of melancholy will obviously remain melancholy with its black wings but the picture itself is like a piece of gruyere cheese in an advanced stage of putrefaction, or rather like a roquefort cheese as painted by Valdes Leal in the “Triumph of the Cross” at the Charity Hospital in Sevilla, or in the “two Corpses”. Valdes Leal, painter, sculptor, engraver and architect was born and died in Sevilla, 1622 – 1690; he has, with constant complacency, pictured the most repulsive horrors of death : thanks to this poster he is sure to become one of the foremost surrealistic figures with the help of Mr. Rosenberg who wants to publish it. The work is now ready, it is the sweet at the end of the meal; a true tribute to Juan Valdes Nica Leal who said that life is a bitter experience : death, after all, is only perhaps a sweet experience.

Information About the suite

Published in 1971 by Transworld Art, the print portfolio, Memories of Surrealism, is a fresh and lively distillation of the art of Salvador Dali. Working on an intimate scale, Dali here revisits the major themes and motifs of his art in a remarkably restrained, even analytical mood, and the happy result is a series of sketchbook-style studies that, even after the passage of forty-plus years, look like they could have been produced yesterday.

The understanding is that each of the twelve color prints in the portfolio is an etching on a photolithograph of an original mixed-media work that Dali created with gouache and collage on paper. The prints were all signed by Dali in pencil and were issued unbound in a presentation case along with some descriptive text plates, and all etching plates and lithographic stones were destroyed before the portfolio was released to impose a hard limit on the edition.

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