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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)
LOT ID: 78066
Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream; 2 works from Shakespeare I), 1968

Etching / Engraving, printed in brown
12 х 9.5 in. (30.48 x 24.13 cm.)
Signed, lower right and numbered '137/150' (Shakespeare) and '86/100' (A Midsummer Night's Dream) lower left, in pencil on recto.
Edition 150
Lot description
1) Salvador Dalí, Shakespeare (from Shakespeare I), 1968. Etching printed in brown, 13 x 9 inches (33 x 22.9 cm), edition 137/150. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto. Framed and glazed. Cat. Rais. Michler Lopsinger 267.

2) Salvador Dalí, A Midsummer Night's Dream (from Shakespeare I), 1968. Etching printed in brown, 12 x 9.5 inches (30.5 x 24.1 cm), edition 86/100. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto. Framed and glazed. Cat. Rais. Michler Lopsinger 280.

Eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is as well known for his artwork as he was during his time for his personality and grandiose behavior, which is reflected in his Surrealist artwork. He is most recognized for his paintings, namely ‘The Persistence of Memory’ completed in 1931, but his prolific career also included several ventures in film, sculpture, photography, and collaborative efforts with other established artists. Dalí’s painterly skills are said to have been inspired by the Renaissance masters, while his style was the product of a Surrealist concern for the subconscious. Though the end of the Surrealism movement did not come to a complete halt but rather was replaced by subsequent artistic trends, it is commonly believed that the death of Salvador Dalí coincided with the death of the movement to which he was such a large contributor. Dalí’s works have been exhibited worldwide, most recently in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012) and Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY (2012).

Selected Public Collections:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Salvador Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona)
Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
  • Shakespeare (+ A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 works from Shakespeare I) by Salvador Dalí
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