SALVADOR DALI (1904 - 1989)
Limited Edition Colour Off Set Lithograph
Title: Apparition of St James
Edition: Edition of 300
Sheet Size: 33cm x 26cm
Signature: Signature of Salvador Dali is printed as part of the Lithograph
Condition: Excellent (New)
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Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said.
Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.”
In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant moustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behaviour and quips.
“Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”