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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)
LOT ID: 94339
4 Works from Biblia Sacra, 1969

Lithograph, in colors with mixed media on heavy rag paper
19 х 13.75 in. (48.26 x 34.92 cm.)
Plate signed, and dated. Plate signed, and dated, with authentication stamp. Signed in pencil by the authenticator on verso of each sheet.
Edition of 1499
Foundry/Publisher Rizzoli, Rome
Lot description
This lot includes four lithographs from the "Biblia Sacra" suite, plates 4-15, 5-5, 5-10, and 5-16. Each print is signed and dated in the plate and is stamped by the Salvador Dalí Archives, Ltd. or The Salvador Dali Gallery and signed in pencil by the authenticator on the verso. Each sheet measures 19 x 13.75 inches (48.3 x 34.9 cm). Some prints include mixed media such as offset lithography, continuous tone lithography, silkscreen, and/or varnishes and metallic inks.

The full "Biblia Sacra" portfolio includes 105 prints in five volumes, making it Dalí's largest published work. Commissioned by Dalí's friend and patron Guiseppe Albaretto, "Biblia Sacra" was published in 1969 after six years of creating original watercolors for the suite. Albaretto, who also acted as the book's editor, saw the project as a means of bringing Dalí back to Catholicism. The images draw alternately from the Bible and ancient mythology and showcase the range of Dalí's technique. In some of the prints, Dalí utilized a method that he called "bulletism," where he shot ink-filled "bullets" onto sheets of paper using an antique gun called an arquebus.
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4 Works from Biblia Sacra by Salvador Dalí
  • 4 Works from Biblia Sacra by Salvador Dalí
  • 4 Works from Biblia Sacra by Salvador Dalí
  • 4 Works from Biblia Sacra by Salvador Dalí
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